Cerebral palsy and dating
The diagnosis was that I was never going walk or move a finger or live a happy independent life Hi, I'm Misha.I was born with a rare condition, Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC).Dating is hard enough for a nerdy, bespectacled, 24-year-old without adding permanent deficiencies to the mix.
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Individual with CP often think that their situation will hinder them from building a normal relationship.
Some even avoided the idea of being in a relationship.
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We'd known each other for a year and a half already, so he knew that I had mild cerebral palsy, a neuro-muscular disability that occurs when the brain's cerebellum is damaged, usually at birth.
Balance, fine motor, and speech can be affected, but a diagnosis of CP doesn't automatically mean a lower intelligence.
There was no possible way I could tell him that when I reached into his coat pocket and took his hand—to this day the only bold, romantic gesture I have ever made—it was because I thought he wanted me to. He stayed calm while I explained that I thought he was cute, funny and kind. Embarrassed and disappointed as I was, I also felt a bit relieved.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating