There are things I’m going to have to deal with. I know that my Cerebral Palsy has become more progressive. I’ve heard the same thing said by others who deal with the same condition.
Where my left side was always fundamentally weaker than my right side, I feel as though I am now more affected by my Cerebral Palsy and although that doesn’t please me, I choose to continue to take it in my stride, because there’s nothing I can do about it. Regardless of how I cope or fair, my site will always be my priority and I will work to continue with that. I am not choosing to give up on that, but my typing may be slower.
The irony is that having gone through secretarial college not knowing I had a disability, I couldn’t use a manual typewriter on my left side and where we had typing tests to monitor our typing speed, I remember being told I wasn’t quick enough and feeling disillusioned because others were doing so much better than me.
What I didn’t know then is that my left arm was also affected. Fast forward and I know why. Something else that I have come to know about that was also left out and that I am having to come to terms with. Cerebral Palsy is a progressive condition.
The Specialists don’t know that because there has been no testing or research into how we will age with the condition.