#CPChatNow Recap- 3/16/2022

This past week in #CPChatNow was exciting as always. Members discussed routines they need to get back to, interests CP has contributed to, and what they would do if they did not have CP for a week. 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 an update about Zach’s upcoming book, Slow and Cerebral.

zack tweeted he is working on edits for his book, slow and cerebral. he hopes to be done by sunday night.

Members also talked about routines they need to get back into.

zach asked about routines members need to get back into. chris tweeted she needs to start physical therapy and being more active. stephen  tweeted he needs to start walking

Members also discussed interests they feel CP has contributed to.

zach asks how cp has influenced people's interests. blemi tweeted she feels she wouldn't be much of a reader. zach tweeted he feels cp led to him being a writer and to grow as a writer. he tweeted this goes back to his interest in cleveland baseball once he realized he wouldn't play baseball. he felt writing would be the next best thing.

Finally, members discussed what they would do if they didn’t have CP for a week.

stephen asked what members would do if they did not have cp for a week

This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What would you do if you didn’t have CP?

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#CPChatNow Recap- 9/11/2019

This past week in #CPChatNow was animated as always. Members talked about things like getting a bad night’s sleep, their routine in the morning, and the age old debate of audio books versus physical books.

Members first talked about something that plagues everyone from time to time, a bad night’s sleep and how long it takes them to recover:

zach asks how long members need to recover from a bad night's sleep. chris said it takes forever, blemi said 2 or 3 days and she needs 7 hours of sleep with 8 or 9 being better, zach said he is best with 8 hours of sleep and i tweeted i feel it the next day with 6.5-7 hours being optimal

Next, Zach asked members if they have to wake up earlier to get ready because of CP:

zach asked if members have to wake up early in the morning to get ready due to disability, I said no, but it does take me 5 minutes to put my shoes and orthotics on, zach said he saves time by keeping his shoes tied

I also recommended a book that I am listening to, Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse. Zach and I discussed what I do when I listen to audiobooks:

I recommend the book Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw. Zach asked if I multi-task while listening and I shared I do it on my train commute

Next, members engaged in the new school age old debate, physical books or audio books. Zach discussed audiobooks with Blemi who prefers physical books, but does like to use her e-reader.

Zach discussed audiobooks with Blemi who prefers physical books, but does like to use her e-reader.

Hannah and Dave Smith also weighed in on the audiobook debate with Hannah tweeting that she likes physical books because she can physically turn the pages and Dave tweeting it depends on the thing he is reading:

The conversation about audio books versus paper books continued. Hannah said she likes physical books, but they are a chore with her vision and she often gets distracted in audio books.Dave smith said he likes physical books for favorite authors and ebooks for reading and textbooks.

This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question. I will use Zach’s question and put my own twist on it: Do you have to adjust your routine due to disability? Please share your answers in the comments and join us each Wednesday at 8 Eastern on #CPChatNow.

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-Devin