When we find out we have something, but have never known I believe we are sometimes protected. We don’t worry about it or think about it. Life carries on. Ignorance is bliss as they say. It’s only when we come to understand what we have been dealing with for all those years that we are no longer protected.
The last Consultant I went to see about my Cerebral Palsy was when I was 25. At the time I started The CP Diary, I was looking through some paperwork and I came across a letter from a consultation my father had taken me to, where it was confirmed that I had mild Scoliosis due to the difference in leg length from Cerebral Palsy.
I wasn’t fully made aware of the conversation that day, because my father conducted the conversation and it didn’t include me. Nothing was discussed when we left. Had the conversation include me I would have understood the diagnosis.
It would go on to take me many years to realise that I had been officially diagnosed with Scoliosis during the consultation. To this day, I am still coming to terms with the fact that I had been diagnosed all those years ago, never really knowing. Not knowing has protected me over the years, until now.