I was diagnosed with Tourettes in 2008 although we know I have had it since I was 2 years old. I always used to flic my fingers and toes and make funny noises. Life with Tourettes ticed away nicely until October 2011 when my tics exploded. I have had 4 emergency admissions to hospital since then as my tics take over and I cant stop moving, I cant even talk when this happens. Even without tic fits I have to use a wheel chair on a regular basis. It became apparent that even the hospital had very little knowledge about Tourettes. Tourettes Action were wonderful and gave my family loads of information to help at home and at school as well as what hospitals had consultants that know about Tourettes. They also put us in contact with local support groups. They have helped us so much and I would like to give something back and raise awareness of Tourettes at the same time.
I have decided to have some fun with this. I am going to do an egg and spoon challenge. This will involve going around Diss Mere either by foot on in my wheel chair while holding an egg and spoon. Not as simple as it sounds because lovely old Tourettes causes me to have involuntary spasms in my arms and legs. To keep it interesting we are running a small competition for fun where you get to guess how many eggs will be broken during my challenge.
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