Hi everyone! My name is Emma, I’m 14 years old, and I have Tourette Syndrome. I can be a bit of a worrier since I also have Anxiety Disorder. I have pondered many things and also worried about many things in my life. I’m really anxious about the things I can and cannot do.
I always try really hard to do the things my brain tells me I can’t do. One of the things I’m not sure I’ll be able to do with Tourettes is drive. This worries me a lot since I am going to start Driver’s Ed in March.
What if I get one of those old, crabby teachers and they don’t have any patience with me to start with? What will I do if I have to tic? I have to be in the car for at least two hours! Those Driver Ed cars are kind of small. Will I have any leg room?
When I have to drive in the car, and I have to straighten my legs, what will I do? Floor it? What about when I need to squat? Take my feet off the pedals? When I need to blink real hard? Not look at the road? When I have to scrunch up my arms? To clap? To rub my wrists together? Will I just take my hands off the wheel? Continue reading