My name is Pat and I have several things which has brought me here. They are
Cerebral Palsy, Cellulitis (ala Thyroid condition), Diabetes (Type I), Epilepsy
(Though I have yet to understand why there's no forum here for that *Hint...Hint
CarePlace Staff ) & Sleep Apnea (I was pleasantly surprised to see a forum
here for this ).
I've had Cerebral Palsy since birth and I've been told I've had Epilepsy just as
long, though I'm convinced that came along a few years later into my childhood.
I developed Cellulitis as an adult (Poor weight management, bad BMI, etc),
Diabetes just a couple of years ago (Mainly because of my weight and all the
sugar I'd eaten over the years before) and Sleep Apnea also just a couple of
years ago (Around this time of the year to be exact).
To get around town, I ride a Pride Victory scooter (Though I can and do walk short distances like around the apartment building I live in). Can't hardly fit the thing on the bus (That's the frustrating part), but actually I don't mind it as much as the tradeoff is that I at least have freedom of movement. Basically, this means I can go whichever way I want to in order to get from Point A to Point B.
I see two doctors, one for my Epilepsy (A Neurologist) and the other for the rest of my problems (An Internal Medicine specialist). I see them on a quasi-regular basis.
Finally, I also have a Medical Wonders blog and VideoCast which I hope to merge into one (Currently they are two seperate blogs) and move over to CarePlace (I just LOVE themed places for my blogs :)). I will gladly post the URL when it is set up so everyone can take a look.
Well anyway...I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself. I look forward to getting to know each & every one of you.