By the time we’ve got into our twenties having made it through our adolescence years, we’ve usually managed to fathom ourselves out, what makes us who we are and how we think and feel about ourselves. For some of us it may take longer to work things out.
Because it was only 6 years ago that I began to understand and come to terms with what I should have known about myself and my Cerebral Palsy that didn’t happen for me. Unfortunately, there are so many permutations to Cerebral Palsy.
It’s a condition we must come to understand, work through and come to terms with before we can start to understand ourselves and how we function. Although we all change through our experiences, neurologically when we’re dealing with something like Cerebral Palsy, we must come to understand what we’re dealing with first and how that plays out.
I never understood what my physical or mental limitations were, because those discussions never took place. Where others would come to understand themselves through their adolescence years, it would go on to take me some 46 years to begin to start to understand myself and my neurological limitations.
It also needs those close to me to understand what I have to deal with too. As the process to understand my condition continues for me, everyone else must understand what I deal with and that’s not without its challenges.