Finding out later in your 40’s that you have Cerebral Palsy isn’t the same as finding out at the age of 2 to 3 years old.
When we’re diagnosed with something as a child we have our lives ahead of us to come to understand and adapt, to be able to deal with the condition and that helps us find an acceptance, even if we don’t fully come to terms with it.
I knew something was wrong, but because it was already late my optimism was dwindling and as a result I was beginning to unconsciously reconcile that I may never get to know. Never knowing what I had and having to wait to find out, meant it would go on to take me years longer to adapt, when I eventually did find out.
Although it took me years to work out my symptoms, I was more concerned about the lack of interest. When anyone shows interest, they show they care. That mattered more to me than the disability itself.