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FantasTIC Friday No. 1: Tic, tic, tic … BOOM!

For myself, as much as to benefit others who might be looking for tic reduction, I am dedicating Fridays to all things FantasTIC about TS. This is included, but not limited to:

  • Stink’s tics
  • My emotional journey
  • My book
  • My husband’s dog
  • My beautiful daughter
  • My job search
  • My crazy nut job pit bull mix, and more…

Tics are through the roof — the worst yet

I swear, we had a great run. I mean, super great – to the point where I kind of thought “Ha ha! Stink is dodging the tween bullet of escalating tics! We’ve escaped!”

But then the school year started and he began stinking like a gym bag and eating more food than the rest of us combined, including our ridiculous buffoon of a dog. Puberty is on. And so are the tics. Really excessive vocals that sound like quacking and “hey hey hey” over and over. Head shakes. Eye rolls. Rapid talking verging on hyper. All started Monday.

My emotional journey — skip this part if you’ve had enough wine for the night

While I’d love to say I’ve remained