I'm Mandy; I'm 25 and I have cerebral palsy and I just found this site today. Both my younger brother and I have cerebral palsy, but his case is more severe than mine. I received disability benefits until I was 19 and got married. Then, suddenly they decided I wasn't disabled anymore. I feel like even though I know I am capable of working, my quite obvious limp and inability to type as fast as most people are holding me back. I have striven my whole life not to let it hold me back. I'm two classes away from a Bachelor in Psychology, but I'm working a minimum wage job as merchandising and customer assistance. Lately, my most affected leg has been giving me a huge problem and I cannot afford to go the doctor. My knee feels weak and there are sharp pains behind it, almost cramp-like. The portion of my femur below the osteotomy has a band of firmness under the swelling. I really don't know what is going on. Has anyone had a rotational osteotomy of their femur and had it give them problems nearly a decade after the surgery? Does anyone know how this will continue to change throughout my life?