Today’s the start of Tourette Syndrome Awareness month. Some people might question why Tourettes needs a whole month of awareness. After all it’s a condition that most people have heard of, it’s frequently mentioned on TV, in films,… read more
I’m writing in the last half hour of Sunday, 12th May 2013. So far today I’ve not had a single ‘ticcing fit’. My fit-recording sheet is beautifully blank, something that hasn’t happened since 21st October 2011.
Since that… read more
I’ve written loads of posts about how I overreact when I feel any heightened emotion, whether it’s happiness, sadness, frustration or excitement. A while ago I developed an ‘overreacting plan’ to help guide me and… read more
It’s over two years since I first wrote about the strange tics that only emerge when I’m in pain. I described then how instead of saying ‘Ouch’ I’d tic “Mystery.” I had no explanation for this then and I… read more
Thursdays aren’t traditionally the most rock-and-roll day of the week but I’ve gone about this one like a true rock star.
This morning while Leftwing Idiot was getting my wheelchair out of the cab at work, a ‘ticcing fit’… read more
Leftwing Idiot hates it when I don’t plan ahead, and I’ve lost track of the number of times he’s told me, ‘Inefficiency is no one’s friend.’ For years he’s been trying to get me to be more organised about the… read more
Leftwing Idiot was providing my overnight care last night. He was quick to wake up and come to my aid when I was having a ‘ticcing fit’ in the middle of the night. Well, most of him was.
His… read more
Fat Sister and I were hanging out together yesterday afternoon. We’d planned to go to the park but because it had clouded over we went for lunch in Brixton instead. After we’d eaten we went shopping.
I was keen to… read more
Leftwing Idiot and I were reminiscing earlier about a ticced song I used to sing on the subject of sheepdogs. Neither of us could remember the words, and unusually nor could my tics. Fortunately I’d written them down in read more
The other night I had a ‘ticcing fit’ in the middle of the night. My muscles had gone very tense and my body was so locked up I couldn’t press my buzzer to raise the alarm.
Thankfully… read more