Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tic Nic

The weather this morning wasn’t promising. The sky was thick with grey clouds all looking heavy with rain. It didn’t look like a great day for a picnic. But by the time we were ready to leave the clouds had … read more

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Life Is Grey Free

My wheelchair’s made getting about day-to-day much easier. It gives me a stable base and prevents me from constantly falling to the floor.

One extra benefit I could never have predicted was its ability to slow down the aging process.… read more

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A Walk Down Under

My friend Chiv is staying at the castle for a few days. This evening we went out, along with Bunny, to get some dinner. I left my wheelchair at home because we weren’t going far.

As we were walking home … read more

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Emergency Care

I’ve described before how much worse my ‘ticcing fits’ get when I’m not well. They become more frequent and intense and I need constant care. This puts a huge additional pressure on whoever’s looking after me.

Last … read more

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A Call to Arms

I’d like to tell you all about the brilliance of Arms.

Not the sort of arms that lift boxes, open jars, tenderly hold children or in my case flap about haphazardly. I’m referring to a graffiti artist called Arms who’s … read more

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Dear Team

Over the last seven days my amazing support team have offered their perspectives on Tourettes and on being carers. I’ve been touched by their thought-provoking, honest and funny accounts of their role in my care.

Bunny, Poppy and my sister … read more

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Sibling Support

The final guest post for National Carers Week is written by my wonderful sister.

 

I am Fat Sister, Touretteshero’s only sibling and King Russell’s long-suffering wife.

I can’t remember Touretteshero ever expressing an opinion on biscuits as a child. … read more

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I am King Russell

The sixth guest post for National Carers Week is written by my brother-in-law – King Russell.


I am King Russell. I know Touretteshero because for twelve years I’ve been ‘going out’ with her sister – Fat Sister – and we’ve … read more

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Choosing to Care

Today’s guest post for National Carers Week is written by my friend Claire. 

 

I met Touretteshero a few years ago through Tourettes Action. She immediately impressed me with her attitude, ideas and talents. We worked together on a … read more

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“Poppy made you bearable”

The forth guest post for National Carers Week is written by my flatmate Poppy.

 

I have to admit, before meeting Touretteshero my main knowledge of Tourettes Syndrome, similar to lots of people’s, was that it involved uncontrollable swearing.

The … read more

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