A journey can be defined as a long and often difficult process of personal change and development. My life with Cerebral Palsy can be described this way. I’m Peter Turner and this blog is about the journey of my life. I was born with mild Cerebral Palsy after becoming lodged in the birth canal on my way into the world. The trauma of those split seconds without oxygen to my brain has sent me on a unique path. CP is a non-progressive condition affecting the parts of the brain controlling movement and posture. Cerebral palsy is not genetic.
Starting this blog is an intimidating proposition. It involves vulnerability I have gone through life trying to avoid. The challenge of opening up about my journey with cerebral palsy both excites me and scares me. The neuromuscular deficits I have moved through life with provide struggles each day. It’s a bummer to be hampered with cerebral palsy. However, it has taught me many things throughout my 38 years. CP requires patience, persistence, and adaptability. It teaches me each day never to quit. At times cerebral palsy leaves me frustrated, disheartened and jealous of those not disabled.
Come in and explore the things I do to improve my cerebral palsy, the challenges it provides, my journey of accepting CP, and the process to sharing the journey. Enjoy your visit to cpjourney.com. My hope is you find something positive to take with you.