Understanding and having my Cerebral Palsy symptoms confirmed has now brought me to a different emotional place. In a way, I’m more at peace because trying to work out what was wrong with me was always my biggest challenge; now everything feels less of a challenge.
Although I always knew there was no getting away from the fact that I am controlled by my neurological difficulties, for which I have no choice, going through my MRI scan papers two and a half weeks’ ago, has now confirmed what I had always assumed.
My brain’s rewiring means it’s like having a badly wired plug that never works. I have no choice but to live my life in the way I manage, because of neurological impairments that will never right themselves. A lack of other people’s understanding on what I deal with makes it even more difficult.
As my experiences have shown, there seems to be little tolerance and understanding around what people like me deal with. People and society, must have more tolerance, empathy and compassion, not only because they would expect it for themselves, but because it’s the right thing to do.