I have both cerebral palsy and sensory issues. Some days are better than others, and most days I can live pretty frequently, but it sucks for people like my ex. I feel completely useless when I am going through these struggles, and I can’t honestly tell you what brings them on or how to fix them. Here are a few examples of sensory issues that have affected me.
- Hypersensitivity to light
- Hypersensitivity to sound
- Cranky because things just don’t feel right
- Confusion and emptiness in thoughts
- Getting tired all of a sudden, without cause
- Can’t focus on anything
I struggle with this, my wife struggles too. My friends see me going through this issue and it looks horrible as it comes out in aggression or even leads them to question if I have been having suicidal ideations again. Sensory issues are hard to deal with in Cerebral Palsy, as a person who lives and breathes them, I can say keep your head up high and don’t feel terrible about having them. When experiencing them I usually go to a safe spot such as; the car, away from people, or bed. I try to cope. Sometimes it works, sometimes there is collateral damage. I just hope one day that I will better understand my sensory issues and work towards the future of it.
– Colorful Asylum