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I went to an appointment today and I got up with plenty of time to get ready to leave and yet I always find myself rushing out the door. I got to my appointment almost an hour early – as per usual – thankfully there was a coffee shop nearby. Easy right? Go get coffee maybe a muffin and I’m on my way. Well, today, apparently not so easy. I got in got my coffee and muffin but then I realized I was carrying not only my bag but another folder. OMG that coffee was hot. I could barely get out The door, but I got back to the building, somehow I don’t know how. I was able to  miraculously find a seat so I could have my breakfast. Ordeal over right, not quite, I know you had to get my coffee and myself up to my appointment. Thankfully there…

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Hi, everyone, I been away for what seems like forever– I miss you guys. the recovery from my hip/leg surgery was a little more involved than I thought and didn’t believe me with much energy for any of my social media platforms. But, I’m back now and I think I have come up with a way I can be more present on this blog. from this point forward all blog posts that have a corresponding video on YouTube will be located in the YouTube Channel tab, in the upper menu bar, in a drop down menu titled video blog posts. This will allow me to try and post daily on the main page. Little things that happened to me (Funny, scary, interesting etc.) relating to #MyCPLife. I feel like this will give you a better insight into my daily struggles, achievements, life in general and will allow me to post…

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As a person with a disability sometimes I need help to do things. This is a fact I fully admit to. Getting people to understand this without them going overboard, and either talking to my like a child, or ignoring my disability all together, is a constant dance, I find myself doing – and this jig is getting old. How is it to hard for people to understand, I can walk, bend, and lift. I can be helpful. Then there are times when I need a hand up a step, or WILL NOT go down escalators. The people I’m with, if anybody, are usually understanding, but sometimes are less than helpful. Telling me “you can go it” or “you were okay yesterday”. Enter the spoon theory, this basically states, every person has an energy level made of a certain amount of spoons (this amount is different for everyone.)  In this…

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About a year ago I posted a video about summer jobs with a disability. If you would like to watch it see the link below. Although, all of those points still stand true and I stand by what I said in that video completely, over the past year I have gained so additional knowledge and experience I feel I need to share. I may have made it seem simple in my video, there is only so much you can say in 5-7 minutes, and of course something like employment would vary from state to state, province to province. What may be more common though is the position a person is put in after education weather they have a disability or not. I personally have a student job. How do I have a student job now, I took a few classes through the term, so I could keep my job. I…

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This was a last minute vlog that turned out to be Awesome.  I know it doesn’t really go with my “Life with a disability series ” – which will be back next week but we don’t get many nice Spring/Summer days here so when we do. My friends and I like to take full advantage of them at the park, or doing something outside. When I saw this cargo net I couldn’t pass up the challenge. the last time I saw  on of these I was in elementary school school  and I couldn’t do it then.  This time not only did I climb it but I climbed it  backwards and in flip-flops. It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. I’m thunking I’ll try indoor rock climbing next. I now realize I can’t be in a conventional gym, I need to make my workouts fun.…

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This is my second video in my “Living with a Disability” series. I have put together a video about Mobility aids and CP. By no means am I trying to brag by posting this video. Mobility aids have been a part of my life for a long lime. I’ve always gotten questions about them, from friends, family and others. If you have any information about mobility aids that I didn’t talk about please feel free to post it below. Mobility aids are very individualized, even though they may look the same. Something that I use in one way another person may use in a different way. For that reason what works for me may not work for you. Many people with disabilities may have all or some of what I have (Walker, wheelchair, crutches, scooter). I recognize this many mobility aims me seem excessive to people. In my case it…

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Everybody Wins Last night my cat Jackson broke one of my awards. I was sitting in bed watching TV and I heard the dreaded crash. I walked out of my bedroom, into my study to find my aptly named “Yes I can award” broken on the floor. After yelling at him and cleaning up I held my “award”- now in three parts in my hands. I thought back to middle/high school days( grade 9) – Oh with those teenage years. When everybody wants to fit in and anything or anybody that is different is outlawed. I was never the smartest, In fact I had a TA (Teacher’s assistant) with me for a good chunk of the day. I had friends but I wasn’t by any means popular. I was always presentable, but never really in fashion – Oh and – I had the worst case of acne in my grade!…

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This is the kick off video for my Living with a disability series. In this series I will be talking about: Past surgeries I have had The different equipment I use on a daily basis How to use a walker effectively Home help Dealing with attendants This video series will be posted on YouTube as well as here on my blog. If you have any other topics you would like me to talk about or do a video on please let me know either through my versus forms of social media or my contact me page and I will put them on my list of future videos, I will need a few ideas of videos to do after my surgery. This may seem very superficial to some, but I have been struggling with this “lump” as I call it for a year and a half and I feel it has…

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