Good advice (^)...I helped a kid through my Rotary mentoring that's got CP down his right side with the same exact problem. But he's cool with it now and actually starting to sound pretty good. The whole thing is practise/practise/practise. Sure, you have an extra step or two...but...so what! You've found a great guitar-oriented site and there's a wealth of experience right here for you to lean on. Go for it, dude!
"Feel what you play...play what you feel!"