Much of this blog’s a testament to the strangeness of having Tourettes. But there’s one on-going feature of my tics that I find specially baffling.
In the last eight years I’ve always had a ticced name on the go. Sometimes I know people with that name and sometimes I don’t. The names change randomly and sometimes they come out only at particular times, like when I say ‘Sophie’ during ‘ticcing fits’, or ‘Alan’, pronounced in a particular way, when I’m in pain.
So far the names that I’ve ticced regularly are, in order of appearance:
And last night someone new burst onto the scene – ‘Steve’.
It’s anyone’s guess who Steve is or whether he’ll stick around.
There’s someone I know locally called Steve who has Tourettes. He’s awesome.