Yep, it’s that time of year again…

This week, I’ve not be feeling very well. Don’t worry, it was just a cold so it was anything bad. Still, it’s not exactly fun.

Because of my Cerebral Palsy, something usually aches or hurts on a pretty much daily basis. Most of the time I just ignore this or slap a wheat bag on whatever body part has decided will take its turn that day and carry on.

Some days are worse than others, and I have the occasional what I suppose you could call ‘bad one’ where I don’t feel like moving around much unless it involves shuffling my way to the kitchen to make tea, and going back to my seat again.

These times come on the strongest when I’m ill. I know that no one feels like doing a lot when they’re unwell, regardless of whether you’re disabled or not, but I haven’t been like I was this past weekend for a long time.

I was amazed at just how drained and stiff I was, to the point where I spent a lot of time just sat in bed. Anyone who knows me will tell you that this just isn’t the kind of thing that I would usually do.I felt quite unsteady on my feet (that could be partly to do with me currently being in serial casting), but I was holding on to the walls and furniture around the house more than normal. I do it out of habit to steady myself all the time, but I clung on a l lot more.

Going up and down the stairs made me feel really, really tired ad like I’d run a marathon (or how I think it might feel, as I’ve never done it) and everything ached.

Sometimes, I have days like this when I’m not sick too, but thankfully these are even fewer and further between than they are brought on because  I’m poorly, so I can’t really complain too much when they strike because people have them far worse and far more often than me.

It’s hard to explain to people how they impact on me , partly because I feel like I’m complaining unduly and also because it’s hard to admit just how inactive they  feel.I should just count my blessings it doesn’t happen too often.

Thankfully, the heaviness in my limbs has gone now and I’m back to being as active as normal. My voice is starting to make a comeback too, although I think my family (and especially my boyfriend) were quite enjoying me being quiet for a few days. Now, it’s just a case of waiting for the irritating cough to go away and I’ll be back to normal. Yay!

In other news. Today is my 100th post of the blog, which makes me smile. It took me a few months, but I got there in the end.

Have a good weekend all.

Nic

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16 thoughts on “Yep, it’s that time of year again…

      1. I know what you mean, it feels like such a waste of a weekend when you’re ill and all you can do is groan and drink tea but sometimes it just has to be done.

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  1. happy 100th blog!!! I know how you feel…. this time of year I get more tight and uncomfortable, and it is a lot worse when you’re ill…. I spend a lot of the winter sat around, but look on the Brightside…. It’s a good excuse to sit drinking tea, reading and eating chocolate (cos you use extra energy when it’s cold… that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!!)

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      1. go for it!!!! there’s always bright sides to everything, that is one of the bright sides of having cp!!!

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      2. I know, my jaw nearly hit the floor when my phsyio told me just how much extra engery you use just by moving around when it’s not cold. Now we just need to come up for an excuse to eat lots of ice cream and chocolate in summer and we’re sorted, haha.

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  2. you are more active in the summer cos it’s warmer, therefore need more energy??!! my physio once told me that on average people with cp use double the amount of calories per day than able bodied people

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  3. Its crap feeling crappy. Today is going downhill for me and i know tomorrow will be rough because I had an appointment this morning. But, great to hear you are coming round and congrats on the 100Th post, that is something to smile about!!!

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    1. Aw I hope you’re feeling a little better. Maybe you should trying having that hot chocolate we were talking about the other week to help cheer yourself up?

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      1. Must remember that, yes they are seriously yummy, way way bold. But the way I see it is, if your going to be bold you may as well throw in the marshmallows!!! I forgot about the chocolate bar, next time, next time!!!

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