A couple of weeks ago I saw a post by a friend on Facebook that made me stop and think. The post was by Georgie who, like me, has Tourettes. Georgie has recently undergone neurosurgery as part of a trial… read more
This morning I woke to the news that our beloved Chancellor George Osborne has been caught parking in a bay reserved for disabled people – my heart sank.
“What’s the harm in that?” you might ask, “we all… read more
Last week I wrote briefly about watching Kids With Tourettes: In Their Own Words on ITV. The programme was thought-provoking and created a great deal of discussion on social media. Earlier this week I spoke to… read more
It’s April Fools’ Day, a day recognised all over the world as the time for jolly pranks and elaborate hoaxes. Today we’ll read absurd stories about spaghetti growing on trees, interruptions to gravity or read more
Yesterday I talked about the ambulance service. It’s a crucial service but it’s one small part of the NHS, the largest public healthcare system in the world, which is made up of a huge number of services and specialisms, each… read more
This morning I had the privilege of speaking to the Board of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) about Tourettes, my experiences of their service, and the NHS in general. The Board governs the whole of the LAS and it’s made… read more
It’s been four months since Welcome to Biscuit Land was published and one of the best things about it’s been all the amazing emails and messages I’ve received from people who’ve read it, are in the process of… read more
A few months ago I went to get measured for a new pair of super-strong orthotic boots that’ll help protect me from my ankle-turning tics.
I’ve already had several pairs of specially reinforced boots, but they’ve always been ordered ready-made… read more
Yesterday Leftwing Idiot described how my first day back in the office had ended with me leaving in an ambulance because I was having a long and painful ‘ticcing fit’. Not a great start to the week.
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Today’s post comes to you from Leftwing Idiot:
I was at home working on some IT stuff with my dad this afternoon when I got a call from Fran saying Touretteshero, back at work for the first day after recovering… read more