Obligatory introductions and Falafels
I have toyed with the idea of keeping a blog to track events in the last few years and I have posted to the Tourette’s Action “Health Unlocked” page a few times, but never really managed to keep a regular thing going.
I was finally swayed by a friend when I mentioned that I was thinking about it, and I guess it’s a bit late in some ways – I probably should have started this a few months ago when this current bad patch was at it’s peak and I was hospitalised. My plan is to try and keep a running commentary of the good, the bad, the ugly and the funny moments of life as an adult with severe Tourette’s Syndrome.
As it stands I’m in a slightly calmer place now. Me and Holly talked about it earlier and considered that on a scale of 0-10 (0 being how I am when it’s at it’s calmest and I’m able to work and 10 being how it was when I ended up with my month long “holiday” in the Royal United Hospital) I’m probably currently sitting around a 7, pushing an 8.
It’s strange how quickly you can end up getting used to something and how difficult it is to judge severity after a while really.
Plenty of big events coming up in my life though – not least that I’m getting married in just over a month – but less than a month after that I will be entering in to a clinical trial for a certain surgery on my brain.
But this is my introductory post, I’ll probably go in to more detail about both of the above when (if) I remember to post and keep things updated.
I think I’ll leave it there!
Oh wait, I forgot about the Falafel part…
Last night while attempting to have a little “pig out” moment on leftovers of some delicious Falafel a friend made, I was caught out by the Tourette’s – I’d taken one bite when I ticced and punched myself in the throat. Thankfully it was the least painful of those tics I’ve had in a while as the food somewhat padded my hand… but there was a lot of mess all over me, down my top and on the floor. Oh and I smelt faintly of Falafel until my bath about ten minutes ago. 😛