Well, I’ve just got back from my Botox appointment and it went well. I’ve had the injections in both legs, arranged an appointment with my physio, my physio is going to try and arrange a joint appointment with myself, her and my orthotist to see what we can do to get me feeling comfortable in splints. She’s also going to book a service for my walking frame Martha.
My botox injections were done by my physio and I also saw my consultant when she popped into the room. I made sure I was honest and told them all about the extra pain I’ve been getting that have been keeping me up at night, the fact that I seem to be tiring a lot faster than usual when I walk and not feeling like doing as much walking as normal. They listened really closely to what I had to say and then explained to me that quite a few people with Cerebral Palsy also find themselves feeling the same way in their 20s.
In a way, it was nice to know that I’m probably not alone in this, but it also felt daunting too. Doctors have told me in the past that I’ll start walking less as I get older and I’ve sort of made peace with that in my own way, but the reality is still something I can’t imagine.
Don’t worry, I think I’m still a long way from that point yet, but today I got one huge reality check and I don’t like it very much. The good thing about all this is that it’s made me more determined to work hard.
It might not always be easy, but that doesn’t mean I won’t try