I am beyond excited to start this journey with you. These blogs and vlogs I will be posting will share some incite to my own personal daily life with Tourette Syndrome. It's my hope that with my findings that I will be able to share with you all coping mechanisms and ways to healthily maintain your anxiety, depressions, and over come your struggle with your mental health.
Now granted, this will not happen over night. I have been doing this for over 20 years and even I have bad days. With those bad days, though, comes the tools you can learn to use to help manage yourself to a calm and maintainable life.
One day when I was at a restaurant I saw a family having dinner and their kid kept coughing. This was before COVID-19, so instead of worrying about is health I was worrying about if he had a tic. I thought this because it reminded me of myself when I was younger, I had a vocal tic of constantly clearing my throat, just like the boy. I went over and said, "I hope your son feels better" and the dad replied to me with a sigh and said, "It's nothing, he always does this. He'll forget about it for a day or two and then go back to bothering us".
I felt so torn. I didn't know what to do. I couldn't be like, "Excuse me, sir. Have you thought of testing your son for Tourette Syndrome?" Some families don't take that advice and reality very well, believe me, I've been there before. The more I think on it though, the more I felt like I should of, but I can't keep dwelling on the past.
So this is where TS- I Love You comes in. This is a place for you all to come together and become a community. Share posts! Comment! Help each other out by supporting one another. There are so many of us out there that need that friendly support, and now is the time to take action and share the love. Are you ready?
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