I’m a woman and I have cerebral palsy. Those are two facts that haven’t always played well together and sometimes they still don’t. I might, for the most part, have a positive outlook. I might be well aware of what really matters. All of that aside, I’m still a typical woman and, sometimes, I don’t like what having cerebral palsy has done to my body.
I’ve had surgeries that have left me with scars and, in some cases, bones or muscles parts missing here or there. I have unique body postures that have left certain parts equally unique. I have my mother’s chest, but I certainly missed out on her legs. I’ve always wanted nice girly shoulders, but, I as can lift my body weight with my arm, the chances of nice narrow shoulders were always well, pretty slim.
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