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Tubi-Glove

My chest-banging tic has been around for almost a decade. When it began, my chest bruised a lot and I tried loads of different ways of managing it. I tried restricting the movement of my arm, Habit Reversal Training and … read more

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Chats With Cats and Beyond…

I’m excited to hand over today’s blog to my friend and voice researcher Sophie Meekings. Sophie’s supported Touretteshero in a number of ways, most recently by volunteering at our big inclusive event Brewing In Battersea. She’s here to let you … read more

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Crawl Again Baby

My nineteen-month-old niece Bean can walk – she’s been able to since she was nine months old! Tonight, though, she decided to go back to crawling – not baby crawling but crawling aunty-style.

We’d been playing in her room on … read more

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Twelve Pictures To Tell It All

Happy New Year! We’ve made it to the end of 2018. For the Touretteshero team the year’s been crammed full of activity, events, touring and TV. As with most years there have been some incredible highs, and some painful lows … read more

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“Merry Crisp-mas and Good Will To All Chairs”

I’ve just woken up in Fat Sister’s living room. As for many people, my bed last night was the family sofa. I haven’t travelled far, though – my own bed’s just across the road.

Also like for many people, this … read more

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Tree Topper

While we were up in Inverness earlier this year Will got me into an expensive habit – bath bombs!

I had no idea how great they are – a relaxing, multi-sensory experience, albeit not a cheap one.

I’m having … read more

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Taming of the Loo

I’ve lived at the castle for just over eight years. I moved here because my previous lair was up lots of stairs and I had several accidents getting in and out. Even though it was obvious to everyone I needed … read more

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A Whole New Piss

It’s my support worker Ellie’s birthday. She was supporting last night too, so we were together as the clock struck midnight and she turned twenty-five.

At that exact moment Ellie was helping me with my pre-bed catheter and my tics … read more

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Toddling Wheels

From the moment she could crawl my niece Bean has been obsessed with my wheelchair, crawling all over it and using the wheels to pull herself up.

From the very beginning Fat Sister and King Russell have been very … read more

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A Warm Hello

This year Touretteshero has teamed up with television’s Liz Carr to bring you an urgent Christmas Appeal.

According to a survey by SCOPE, a staggering 67% of the UK population feel uncomfortable talking to disabled people – this is … read more

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