Dating girl cerebral palsy

01 Oct

Apparently, having cerebral palsy makes me different.I've had cerebral palsy since birth and I'll have it until I'm old and gray.[There were] men who saw me as someone they could use for a green card or my money.

I can even say having cerebral palsy has contributed to my success. As a teen with CP it was easy for me to get overlooked, discouraged, or even patronized simply because I wasn't considered "normal." This became especially apparent when doctors began prescribing "special devices" to help me re-establish or maintain a "suitable range of motion." These devices were to be worn while doing everyday activities, school-time activities.

Cerebral palsy — CP for short — is a condition caused by injury to the parts of the brain that control our ability to use our muscles and bodies. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. Sometimes it happens when a baby is being delivered or soon after being born. Because my CP mostly affects my legs and the way I walk, I had to wear knee-high, white-plastic, custom-made leg braces at all times during my first couple of years of high school.

Laced with Velcro, these braces locked my ankles and heel cords in a fixed position. They were painful, noisy — thanks to the Velcro and cheap plastic — and they seemed to broadcast that I was "crippled" (my skin crawls when I hear that word).

I was one of those people who rushed it in the beginning, and that did not end in my favor.

Be confident in all of the kinks and quirks your body has, because if you do not accept them, it’s a very safe bet that your partner won’t either.