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Counting my blessings

Can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted. I need to get better. 🙂 I graduated and I passed both of my state exams. Now I just wait to get certified and of course get a job. I’ve been… Continue Reading

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Therapy works

I’ve been trolling a lot from my private group just because so much gold has been mined. I can’t help but share some of the nuggets. I promised them, even though I keep their names anonymous, that I won’t be… Continue Reading

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Check out the new Tourette book “Ticked”

Jeff Matovic has lived more than half of his life with a cruel case of Tourette Syndrome. For years, he experienced violent tics at inopportune moments, swinging his legs and arms around like a marionette without any control, left feeling… Continue Reading

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Here’s the deal

Take it from someone who has been there: Seeing someone tic can often look/be funny, silly, unnerving, weird, etc. Sometimes, I’m not even sure what to make of myself — especially if I’m dealing with new tics or a new… Continue Reading

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Fun night brings together Tourette Syndrome families

Last year, my daughter took part in the National Tourette Syndrome Youth Ambassador program. We went to Washington, D.C., were my daughter had the opportunity to spend three days with kids from all over the country who had TS. She… Continue Reading

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Ask Dr. Ticcy: Will my child be born with TS?

Dr. Ticcy is a pseudonym for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada National Office, which draws on information from experts across Canada and beyond to answer questions from the TS community. Please send your questions to tsfc@tourette.ca with the salutation “Dear Dr. Ticcy.” Dear… Continue Reading

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Proud to be me

In all walks of life there are many people who would have one conceal certain things about oneself in order to preserve some social fantasy that they keep in their head, some picture that they harbor of how people should… Continue Reading

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Poetry provides a much-needed break

I am knee-deep in tic writing, and sometimes I just need a break. Before my mammoth adventure into book writing, I had started a collection of poems — “just because” poems based on my kids and my zany family and… Continue Reading

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Misery loves company, and I love you!

The other day I was knee-deep in Chapter 9 out of 12 of my book. For reasons that have yet to be explained (other than sometimes stories take time, especially when you are living them), I am well on track… Continue Reading