So, I asked a blogging buddy who writes at Life of the Differently Abled. If you want a window on the life of an adult with CP, I highly recommend you check out her blog.
Here's what she said when I asked her what CP feels like:
Hello to the loyal readers and new friends of this blog and my great appreciation goes to Shasta for allowing me the opportunity for a guest post. Shasta approached me to try and understand her son who has cerebral palsy and what it felt like.
My name is Laura Forde. I am college educated and live in Canada. I myself, have quad spastic cerebral palsy and one of Shasta’s questions to me was something that I have spent a little time pondering before writing this post, she asked: what does cerebral palsy feels like I’m asked this question frequently and have done my best to describe the physical feelings of cerebral palsy but in that previous post I neglected the emotional component of cerebral palsy.
I have come to the harsh reality that cerebral palsy means I am physically slower. This when I was a child worked against me, I was often left out by my peers this wasn’t meanness. This I feel was simply something that was a norm for me. My physical disability and use of wheelchair seemed to automatically label me as different. I won’t lie that difference presented a sense of social isolation. That being said I have always had a small but mighty core group of friends.
Thank you for allowing me this introduction and I hope you will invite me back