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54 and just discovered I have mild CP
Hi everyone, I hope you can help me, I have been given some old family letters and in them have discovered that as a child I was diagnosed with mild CP. I was never told about this so as you can imagine it has come as a bit of a shock. I have suffered with ill health most my adult life but have just got on with it, I had to give up work at 48 due to osteoarthritis, re occuring lung infections and also scoliosis which took ages to be diagnosed. My right shoulder is much higher than my left and gives me pain not only in my back but also my neck and head, without going on about all my other problems my question is this:- one of the doctors at my surgery is saying that there is no record of me having being diagnosed back in 1958 with CP and that it is highly unlikely that my past and ongoing problems are nothing to do with CP. She has suggested that I have counselling as I am feeling quite depressed due to how quickly I feel my body has aged, but she is quite dismissive of my concerns. I've been on a few websites and the majority of them confirm my thoughts. Has anyone got any ideas, if so I would be very grateful.