This past week in #CPChatNow was buzzing as always. Members discussed having COVID, annoying comments they receive in public, and their goals for the rest of 2022. 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 share a story that Spectrum 1 News in Cleveland did about #CPChatNow co-host, Zachary Fennell, that I was happy to participate in. The story was about his time as a marathoner and his book Slow and Cerebral.
Next, various members have discussed issues they are having with COVID. I discussed the difficulties with my lingering cough and balance.
Next, Zach talked about member’s goals for the rest of the year:
Finally, Zach asked how often members experience annoying comments about their disability.
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation-Question: What are your strategies for dealing with annoying comments? Please join us tonight on Twitter at #CPChatNow at 8 Eastern!
This past week in #CPChatNow was cracking as always. Members discussed impacts from COVID vaccinations, strategies for trimming their toenails, and their latest book recommendations. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap!
Veronica and Zach both described the side effects they had experienced from their second COVID vaccination shots. If you’re interested, you can find more information about getting a vaccine appointment here.
People with CP and other disabilities often have to find creative ways to do everyday tasks. Zach asked members how they cut their toenails.
Finally, members talked about the books they were reading and other book recommendations.
Finally, Zach tweeted that Amanda Leduc’s book, Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space, is on his to read list.
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What is your favorite book you have ever read? Please share your answers in the comments!
Please share your answers in the comments and join us each Wednesday at 8 Eastern on Twitter at #CPChatNow!
This past week in #CPChatNow was lively as always. Members discussed what they are doing to cope with the continued rise of COVID, their favorite holiday traditions, and more! This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap. All aboard!
First, members discussed what they have been doing to handle the continued march of COVID. Zach and Tonia discussed their recent effort towards writing their novels.
Members next discussed the new normal that has become our reality with COVID. Talk turned to how masks are now seen as an expected thing that people wear. Dave also tweeted that masks have been an accepted part of everyday life in other countries for a long time.
Next, Zach asked if members felt they could have multiple best friends. Jen tweeted she felt people could and Zach tweeted he has best friends from different aspects of his life:
Finally, we discussed our favorite holiday traditions.
Zach shared a tradition that definitely makes me jealous (and hungry!).
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What is your favorite holiday tradition? Please share your answers in the comments!
Please make sure to join us each Wednesday at 8 Eastern on Twitter at #CPChatNow!
In 2020 a lot has changed, but for those in the #CPChatNow community one constant remains. Our weekly cerebral palsy Twitter chat, (Wednesdays, 8pm ET)! To tell you about what we discussed Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 I am chat co-host Zachary Fenell. Welcome to your weekly recap!
Fittingly, much discussion throughout the night revolved around the issue causing the previously mentioned changes.
Just in case I need to clarify, yes. I am referring to the global COVID pandemic. Relative newcomer to the chat, AcquiDis, helped us gain a global outlook on the pandemic by sharing how Australia continues to respond. Thanks to AcquiDis, we learned Australia and the United States maintain similar protocols. For example, dining venues reopening in a limited way and allowing small gatherings.
While countries continue restoring civil liberties, remember. The COVID threat still lingers. A reality evident during our discussion September 16th.
Chat OG Erin offered this stark reminder when sharing a CP sister tested positive for COVID. Furthermore, my co-host Devin Axtman recalled a recent close call.
Devin encouraged mask wearing, noting his brother tested negative for COVID after sitting for hours next to someone who tested positive. A result Devin attributed to his brother wearing a face mask. Unfortunately, not everyone seems so convinced to wear face coverings.
In-particular Devin noted seeing more and more people without masks. Personally, my employer requires mask wearing. A policy most customers understand.
Besides protecting your health, face masks additionally offer the chance to display your personality. Answer as the week’s extend-the-conversation question, “What does your favorite face mask look like?” Answer below in the “Comments” section.
Once you finish answering, mark your calendar as a reminder to join us each and every Wednesday on Twitter for #CPChatNow. The fun begins at 8pm ET.
This past week in #CPChatNow was bouncing as always. Members discussed adventurous things they had done in the last week, features of architecture, and aspects of their CP they have had to reconcile. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, Zach asked members what adventurous things they had done in the last week. Members tweeted various things that really are not that adventurous, but seem adventurous and risky in this COVID pandemic.
Next, my friend who is an architect happened upon #CPChatNow and we discussed my preference of ramps versus lifts.
Finally, Zach asked members what they had struggled to reconcile with their CP.
Members discussed various difficult parts of reconciling their CP such as other’s perception and physical difficulties:
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question inspired by Chris. What would you tell your younger self about CP? Please share your answers in the comments and join us each Wednesday at 8 Eastern at #CPChatNow.