I’ve had Tourette Syndrome since I was nearly 2 or 3, and I got TS because I had meningitis, from which I later got paralyzed. The doctors told me I would never walk again, but my mum wasn’t about to give up, so she eventually got me walking again. But I developed TS because something never healed in me, and I also have trouble feeling hotness and coldness in my finger tips.
I also have OCD. At school, people look at me like I’m a normal girl, but if I told them I had TS, they would start saying I didn’t, start calling me a liar and start bullying me because of it. At school, I can calm my Tourette down, and it rarley happens at school, but it’s a lot worse when I get home because I had to hold it in even thought I know I shouldn’t.
At the end of the day, if you have Tourette you should be proud of it because it makes you unique!
I was also bullied in school people would say “Awh you don’t have Tourette’s you don’t swear and I never see you do anything” it’s not all about swearing and it made me feel so belittled it was horrible and then you’d get people who would imitate you
You are who you are at the end of the day and no one should get in the way of that i don’t know who I would be without tourettes