#CPChatNow Recap- 12/7/22

This past week in #CPChatNow was hopping as always. Members talked about the cold, falling and the difficulty of getting up with age, and what they want for Christmas. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap. All aboard!

First, I would like to highlight a cool thing the library Zach works at did, showcase his book Slow and Cerebral!

an image of zach posting in front of copies of his book at his library

A common topic for people with CP dominated the chat, falling and getting up. Members discussed whether they feel falls more in cold or warmer temperatures. The consensus was cold weather is worse because members feel more stiff.

zach asks if members find there's a difference falling in cold or warm weather, i tweeted that my body tends to be more sore and stiff. zach tweeted he fell during a 5k and used his friend to get up because the cold had him feeling stiff. he finished 726th out of 743.
regina tweeted she feels more stiffness with cold weather. zach asks if she has found any ways to reduce the stiffness, stating he tries stretching and exercising. she tweeted she stretches and does light exercises which help easing leg cramps.

Talk about falls continued with members discussing the difficulty of getting up as they advanced in age.

zach asked what age people started having difficulty getting up after falling. i tweet i have noticed a huge difference in the last few years. zach said he became cautious after he sprained his groin, but he's fallen a few times without complication since then.
chris tweets she has had difficulty getting up after falling and they are working on it in PT. She tweets 911 has had to be called sometimes.

Finally, talk turned to what members wanted for Christmas.

stephen asked what everyone wants for christmas, zach wants a backrest for his computer chair that gives him more support than the pillow. stepehn is getting a retro mimi fridge.

This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation-Question: What is on your holiday wish list?

extend-the-conversation question graphic: what is on your holiday wishlist with picture of christmas tree in woods

Please share your answers in the comments and join us tomorrow on Twitter at 8 Eastern on #CPChatNow!

-Devin

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