#CPChatNow Recap- 09-14-2022

Wednesday after Wednesday Twitter users gather on the platform to partake in the cerebral palsy (CP) Twitter chat #CPChatNow. To tell you about the conversation from the September 14th, 2022 chat, I am co-host Zachary Fenell. Welcome to your weekly recap.

Various subjects came and went throughout the night September 14th. However, one particular subject seemed quite popular.

#CPChatNow co-host Devin Axtman brings up the subject of cooling temperatures.

Initially, my co-host Devin Axtman raised the heavily discussed topic when he asked participants, “Who is excited for cooler weather?” Devin whimsically added, “I want it to get cool but not cold.” A notion Blemi responded to, saying “Like a perpetual fall and no winter.” Steph also vocalized support for a “perpetual fall.”

Unfortunately, reality dictates fall eventually gives way to winter. The change in seasons led me to ask a question.

Zachary asks #CPChatNow participants about what changes they make to their physical self-care during the different seasons.

Curious, I asked participants, “Do you make changes to your physical self-care depending on the season?” Timmy responded, saying he goes outside more during the warm weather months. In regards to the colder months, multiple people spoke up.

#CPChatNow Participants discusses self-care habits they utilize during colder months.

Both Blemi and Steph mentioned staying warm in the winter months. Steph does this by keeping her apartment nice and warm and by wearing warm clothes. Besides staying warm, Blemi noted she takes more vitamins and eats better in the winter. As she stated, “Anything to get me through another Canadian winter.”

Meanwhile, Devin answered he doesn’t alter his physical self-care depending on the season. Although, he admitted, “I should stretch more in the winter.” Let us keep the self-improvement focus. Answer for the week’s extend-the-conversation question, “What activity could you do to better your life?” Leave your response in the “Comments” section.

After answering, make sure to mark your calendars so you remember to join us each and every Wednesday on Twitter. The fun starts at 8pm ET.

Not sure how Twitter chats work? Checkout my “How to Participate in a Twitter Chat” tutorial.

I hope to talk soon. As always, remember. Don’t blend in. Blend out!

-Zachary

This week's extend-the-conversation question asks, "What activity could you do to better your life?"
Respond below!

#CPChatNow Recap- 8-31-2022

This past week in #CPChatNow was bouncing as always. Members discussed acupuncture, going to concerts, and being involved in planning for their IEP. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap. All aboard!

First, Blemi talked about how she does acupuncture to help with pain.

blemi tweets that she gets acupuncture to help manage pain and she loves it. zach tweets he has never tried acupuncture

Next, Blemi tweeted about a Hanson concert she went to and the venue was accommodating and allowed her to sit. It is always nice when venues are accommodating!

zach asks if blemi enjoyed hanson, she said it was a blast, but she was happy to be home, zach tweets he remembers being sore after seeing bowling for soup, blemi tweeted the venue was accommodating and allowed her to sit.

Next, talk turned to how involved (or not) members were in developing their IEP, Individualized Education Plan.

zach asks how involved people were in their IEP meetings. i tweeted not until high school, but i wish it would've been earlier, zach said he started in 7th and 8th grade.

hannah tweeted she was off and on in junior high, but all she needed was a place to keep her wheelchair and extra testing time, zach said he had two sets of textbooks- one for at home and one for the classroom, blemi asks what an iep is because they don't have them in canada, grace explains it is an individualized education plan for disabled students in the US

This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What are some things you do regularly to manage pain?

Thanks for reading and please join us each Wednesday at 8 Eastern at #CPChatNow on Twitter.

-Devin