Cerebral Palsy & SDR I have cerebral palsy (CP) and in 2012, I stumbled across information on Facebook about a life-changing surgery called selective dorsal rhizotomy, or SDR. I’d just turned 39, wondered why I’d never heard about a procedure that could have made me — and my legs — navigate the world much easier.
The Mighty published the article (click here to read it) I wrote in honor of my mom!
Nearly 3.5 years after my surgery, I finally found something worthy of some of my fundraising money: a purple (my favorite color) AeroPilates Reformer Plus purchased on eBay! I’ve heard about the benefits of Pilates, and I’ve wanted to try it. I know it will work my muscles in an entirely different way. Jumping around
I have cerebral palsy. Since seeing is believing, I thought I’d show you how I’m living life FREE of spasticity. Selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery (SDR) changes lives! There is NO benefit to spasticity! The frustrating part as an adult with CP, is that doctors don’t tell you this information (many of them don’t have a
Note: I could run prior to SDR but I don’t have any video of it. It used to feel like I was walking thru mud before SDR. Now, walking, running, etc. is easier and much smoother. Watch the PRE-SDR videos on my YouTube Channel. Then, leave a comment telling me what differences you see.
So be sure when you step, Step with CARE and great TACT. And remember that Life’s a great Balancing Act!” ~Dr Seuss: Oh, The Places You’ll Go! I have cerebral palsy. I had selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) with Dr. T.S. Park. I’m 2.5 years (and one month) post-op. Here’s a progress video documenting my improved
Thank you to Daily Concepts for featuring my story in honor of National Cerebral Palsy Day! I continue to share my story so that more adults adults and children can benefit from SDR. I celebrate my two-year SDR Anniversary on Sunday! Thank you, Dr. Park!
I’m thrilled that my first article for The Huffington Post, SDR: Life-Changing Surgery for Cerebral Palsy, is reaching so many people! Please share the link on social media. Comment by clicking on the link and posting below the article to help me raise awareness for SDR. Thank you all for supporting me along my journey.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” –Albert Einstein Note: I have cerebral palsy. I had selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) on March 29, 2013. The number one goal on my post-SDR bucket list? Learn to ride a two-wheel bike. Bike Camp Day 1: I turned 41 today! Thanks