I am more emotionally disabled than I am physically, because it’s my Cerebral Cortex that is extensively damaged. Any neurological disorder will adversely affect normal communication and understanding.
I need to continue to adjust both physically and emotionally in my life, there’s no way of getting away from that. With brain damage, I have no choice, but what I deal with also makes it difficult for others to understand how to adjust to what I deal with.
Those around me don’t always try to understand how or why I think the way I do, or why they must conform to my understanding, but I’m still expected to fall into line with them and they get frustrated when I fall short of me just ‘getting things.’
Others therefore need to find a different way to think about how they deal with me. Relationships aren’t always easy to navigate, but more so when one lives with a disability and others must conform to the way we live.