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Connect Health & Community, communications volunteer, Leesa, lives with Cerebral Palsy.
As an active member of our organisation, she often shares her experiences and insights with our community as way of building awareness and understanding.
To mark National Pain Week, Leesa has penned a poem about her journey with pain.
This is a poem reflects on the pain when I was growing up until now.
I was born with a Cerebral Palsy
There is a of different kinds of Cerebral Palsy
Which mine is Spasticity
The short name is Spastic
I often go to bed as soon as I had dinner
Because I had so much pain
In my legs which was like growing pains
But I was only two or three
I used to tell people
If you didn’t have pain
There was no gain
Maybe I am been a bit selfish at times
Some old people make me angry at times
Because they have pain at times
And I had pain since I was born
I just take one day at a time
I always have pain in my spine
Because I have a curve spine
It was not in pain until late 40’s
I just got to go living day to day
If I have a bad day
I just got to make it in a good day
Exercise will help during the day
The pain is getting worse now
Because I am not getting any younger now
I have pain in my legs and back now
People can’t understand
How I struggle every day
Just to live my life
In a achieve way
When you in a lot pain
It is hard to move around with pain
But I am not a person like to complain
With my pain
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