When you suspect or diagnosis confirms that your child has a disease or condition like cerebral palsy, fear and uncertainty can take over. We often turn to the internet for help, for answers - and this can lead to more fear and uncertainty! You have probably heard these CP myths: this condition is progressive; your child won’t be able to communicate, walk, or live independently; there is no treatment. Let’s bust these myths and make sure you have reliable facts. This is the best way to cope with the situation now and move forward.
There is no place better than Asheville for getting out and enjoying spring weather. As winter fades, residents of western North Carolina have a lot of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. There is no place like Asheville, with a combination of big-city amenities and outdoor activities. During a typical spring, people enjoy going out and doing one or more of the following:
When you are coping with the sudden loss of a limb, the physical aspect is challenging enough. Pain, discomfort, and perhaps uncertainty about your health occupy a lot of space in your mind. But, often, it is the emotional and psychological struggle that is even more difficult to deal with. There is a grieving process, and it looks different for everyone. What should you know, and how can you take steps to move through this period?
About 30 percent of people who lose a limb experience depression and/or anxiety. When limb loss is sudden (e.g. the result of trauma), those figures can increase because there is little or no chance to prepare. Suddenly, your life has changed. It is common to experience depression. Symptoms include:
The New Year can bring mixed emotions for a lot of people, and this is doubly true for those who are living with limb loss. Do you feel like you have nothing to be excited for as you adjust to your new normal? Or are you eager to regain hope, control, and take charge of your life? This year can be a happy, fulfilling, and productive one. Here are a few resolutions to help you get started on the right path.