I never understood what I would have to deal with or how much energy it would take for me just to be able to function in my life.
Someone with cerebral palsy uses 3 to 5 times more energy than someone without. I have my limitations, but everyone must also remember I work with my limitations and that unfortunately often goes unnoticed and can cause added stress.
That also doesn’t play out in other areas of my life very well. Disability often works against those of us who for others to look at wouldn’t know there was anything wrong. A severe disability people see, a broken leg people see, anything that stands out which is obvious people see. It’s where the sympathy lies.
For people who deal with a disability that isn’t obvious, we may be overlooked and ignored, because society and people in general tend to have sympathy for people whose disabilities are completely obvious.