A close friend of mine gave me this thought, which I want to share. Imagine how difficult it would be to run backwards. This would be the same for people with cerebral palsy trying to move forwards. The more we try and concentrate, the slower our brains work.
I never understood why if I do too much, my brain will periodically switch off. The physical signs associated with cerebral palsy are clear, but to the untrained eye, we appear to think in the same way as everyone else.
However, what we all deal with is very different. We are cross-wired mentally and emotionally. My neurologist has confirmed in several discussions that my brain has rewired itself to compensate for the injury, and as a consequence it is cross-wired.
Because of a lack of research on adult cerebral palsy, there isn’t a lot of information out there and although that makes it frustrating for others who have to work around our limitations, it is always harder for us.