Does one ever accept CP?

I have gone over this question so many times before, it’s wearing me out, but like other conditions I think the answer depends on how I feel I’m coping. Some days I feel I have accepted that I have Cerebral Palsy, other days I haven’t.

I manage my emotions. For me, there is too much negativity around what I deal with, so I feel worse about having it. There is little to no information out there for us, on how to help us cope emotionally. Cerebral Palsy also has a knock on effect on families too and that has a ripple effect on us.

This is one of the reasons I believe families struggle. Siblings also struggle when the attention is taken away from them, with the focus turning to the sibling with the disability. Genuinely, people don’t always know how to help on an emotional level, so they avoid conversations about disability and that makes it less accepting for us.

27 May, 2010

2 thoughts on “Does one ever accept CP?

  1. I think for me it was my brother that never knew how to deal with my CP.

    Unfortunately I am not only dealing with CP but being a gay male as well. In the gay world the way you look is everything. Very few people look beyond the CP and see the real person underneath.

    I am still trying to find that person who will look beyond the surface and see what lies beneath.

    1. It is very hard to find the people you describe Randy. We do not seem to be living in a caring world anymore.

      Society isn’t governed by what we do for one another, but by what we can give in material wealth. Only when the world goes back to basics, will we see a change in people’s behavior and attitude.

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