Getting into the dating world is difficult, especially if you have a disability like cerebral palsy.
I was a horrible liar, and we both knew it, but I had no choice. It, uh, helps with balancing."A few Captain and Coke-fueled seconds passed before I used the liquid courage to tell him the truth.
I was fortunate that my legs were only slightly affected, which allowed me to participate in gym, school sports, and marching band.
He'll be my first and I'm just a bit unsure where this is going atm.
Apparently, having cerebral palsy makes me different.
To him, CP meant that my gait was awkward and my balance shaky.
Other subtleties that accompanied my diagnosis—my difficulties with depth perception and direction, my need for assistance when using downward escalators, and the numb sensation in a small part of my left knee that took the brunt of my semi-often falls—were still my secrets.