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
Last night, as I tried to settle back to sleep after waking up for no particular reason, I started to shake gently. I wasn’t worried by this because it’s something I’ve done since childhood when I’m going to sleep. In… read more
It’s the middle of the night and I’ve opened my computer to write about a very unpleasant dream I’ve just had.
Here’s what happened:
Poppy and I were out shopping in town. We left my wheelchair outside a trendy… read more
I’ve talked before about how Tourettes manifests itself in my dreams and how I still tic when I’m dreaming.
Last night I had a dream that stood out, not because of what it was about, but because it was… read more
It’s been a long day after a tough night.
I’ve been fighting a cold for the last week or so and my ‘ticcing fits’ have increased as they often do when I’m under the weather. They’d… read more
Last night I dreamt I was having a ‘ticcing fit’ and it seemed to go on for ages. I felt a moment of relief when it stopped and I woke up. My relief was short-lived though – it… read more
I woke up this morning feeling very refreshed after a long and satisfying sleep. It wasn’t completely uninterrupted as I did have a couple of ‘ticcing fits’ during the night. Despite that I had… read more
There isn’t much to say other than that I’m very sad that the Lords have failed to delay the destruction of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Despite the compelling evidence and testimonies of disabled… read more
A while ago I’d been dividing up who would stay at the castle and support me at night over the next few weeks. Leftwing Idiot said, “I’ll do Friday the 13th – what could possibly go wrong?”
That’s today, and… read more
This time two years ago I made a resolution – to look for ways to acknowledge and celebrate my tics rather than ignore them and the increasing impact they were having on my life.
I’m proud to say… read more