A different life

Being born into a life with Cerebral Palsy has cushioned me in some respects, but in others it has exposed me as well. I feel as though I live my life behind a mask; a mask that can never reveal itself in any other way, other than what already presents itself to my family and to the world.

My brain has compensated with some of my senses being more heightened. My intuition, my ability to problem solve, my ability to see beyond what I deal with more than makes up for the problems associated with some of my struggles.

Although that is quite sad, in other respects I don’t see it that way; because I’m living a life I wouldn’t have had, had it not been for Cerebral Palsy and for that I feel truly blessed.


6 Oct, 2013

6 thoughts on “A different life

  1. It’s true that when one sense is lost the others compensate. Being blind in one eye, my other eye compensates and my sense of smell and hearing is heightened.

    1. Thanks Lisa. Yes of course; we learn to live with compensations in our life. That’s not all bad though. My compensations have helped me enormously.

  2. Yes in some ways I’ve had a different life myself with my own deficits, which caused me to see the world in different ways than most!

    It also caused many problems when I didn’t pay attention to my instincts and made my own life very difficult. I’ve made many bad decisions and now have to learn to live with them since I can’t change the past as much as I want to.

    I’m hoping I can learn to change what I can and not be so focused on what I can’t!

    1. Thanks Randy. Yes it becomes very difficult when we focus on the past and what we can’t change rather than what we can and should change.

      I hope it won’t be too long before you turn things around so that you’re living the life that was intended for you.

  3. I think this post says a lot about you, how you have developed and how you have turned your life into something so positive.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Thank you for your thoughts and for supporting the diary by reading my thoughts and feelings on what I deal with. It all contributes to one massive confidence boost.

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