Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunshine and Routines

This week seems to already seem really long. It is Tuesday and I am already ready for Friday. I have been fighting with insurance companies for months trying to get them to at least help pay for some of my medical bills. They keep stating that Cerebral Palsy is a "pre-existing condition". Here is the...it states in their policy that even if you have had the condition before you most be have been aware of it and received medical treatment for it. Cerebral Palsy wasn't even a thought until December of last year. I have had my current insurance since November. Hopefully everything will be straightened out soon because the bills are stacking up.

The sun was actually shinning today. It was beautiful and great to be outdoors. I took the little girl I nanny to the park. She loved going down the slide and swinging in the baby slide. I spoke to my PT and he said the best thing for me to do is to stay active. So I decided the walk to the park and back would do me good. I still have a hard time walking long distances (anything that takes longer that 15 minutes to walk). But I fill like my strength is getting a little better. Hills are still horrible for me, but I did one today.

I have to be honest and say that the routine of my job is getting really old. I am need of a vacation, but money will not allow that anytime soon. Hopefully starting school in April will help because it will change things up a bit and I will be working less.

How is everyone doing?

Love, Live, Laugh

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring...Are you there??

So I swear it is suppose to be spring, then why is there snow outside my door?!? Why does Mr. Weather man state there will be more tomorrow? Oh Colorado weather you bother me so. Basically I walked outside and stepped on a patch of ice and hit my whole left side of my body on the concrete. Let's just say my body is not happy with me right now. Just a few bruises and scrapes, so I should be okay.

This Sunday is my Mom's birthday...I won't say how old she is on because she might kill me :). going to make her a cake it should be fun.

I took the little girl I nanny to her Occupational Therapist appointment today, she was so cute and totally showed off for me. She is starting to learn to eat on her own and I am so proud of her. She has really come a long way.

I got a new back pack for school, Yes I am adult and I should not get excited about little things like that, but I am starting a new career at a new schools so I need a new back pack :)


Saturday, March 20, 2010

I wanted an answer...right?

This is probably going to end up being more of a rant then an actual blog but hey it's my writting so I can do what I want LOL.

So after months and months of doctors appointments I get an answer, does it make things better? not exactly. I have Cerebral Palsy. Yep I said it, most people are diagnosed around birth aparently my doctors were idiots and either didn't know or decided my parents didn't need to know. Lovely, Right? Anyway, apparently they think during birth something happened that caused damaged to my brain so I have damage to my central nervous system. This causes my Nerves to not send messages to my muscles, making some movements hard and ackward. This makes sense and explains why I am definatly not like other people. I hold my hands differently, I have a little bit of a speech impairment, I walk on my toes or on the side of my feet...I could go on, but I don't feel like telling all my flaws today.

So where do I go from here...well I started Physical Therapy a couple of weeks ago, its a little weird for me knowing that I am learning how to walk correctly at 25 years old. Did you know writing the alphabet with your feet is actually working all the muscles in your feet? It does, give it a try. I am also on a new medication. So far my body is having a little difficult time adjusting to it, but I was warned that it would take about a month to reach its full benefits. So I will keep you posted.

In other news, I got to see my friend Bryce on Tuesday. His band Kill Paradise played a show...so proud of him. Even though it sucks cause he is never home. I start School on the 19th. I am excited but nervous. I am excited to start learning about Occupational Therapy and starting to help special needs kids.

Hope all is well.