The Best of Both Worlds

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Years ago after I lost my hearing, I couldn’t really enjoy the movies like I wanted to. Trying to follow along with stories just by visual cues was sometimes daunting, though not impossible. Coming from years of movie watching, which I loved, it was heartbreaking to no longer be able to understand what was being said. Going to the movie theater was always an adventure, but now almost became a chore to try to follow along. Scenes would sometimes fly by and I’d only get perhaps part of the gist of the story in broad strokes. I had to study the world all over again. I had to remember voices and sounds and reorient myself in how I followed a …

Our First Annual Community BBQ for Tourette’s Syndrome Awareness Month

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What began as a simple thought became a passion project.   Our second event in the life of this blog was all about spreading awareness of Tourette Syndrome while having fun and meeting others with TS. It was actually through the promotion leading up to the event that we came to know one of the attendees, Madalena.   During our short talks on FB and our Twitter chat with @FlyDuo (along with another prominent guest with Tourette Syndrome), her enthusiasm and genuineness in dispensing information about TS, in general and personally, was refreshing! She was even more engaging in person when we met at the BBQ.   I got there very early and my manager, Mallori, and I set things …

The Most Common Disorders Associated with Tourette’s Syndrome

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Tourette Syndrome, by itself, is a unique disorder consisting of a variety of motor and vocal tics. Many of them within groups of specific types of tics, such as echolalia. The associated, or Comorbid, disorders often affect each patient differently, and, by the nature of these disorders operating on a spectrum, no two Touretters will present identically. In fact, a Touretter may have one or more Comorbid disorders.   However, listed below are some of the most common disorders that are usually associated with Tourette Syndrome that many Tourette sufferers live with. These disorders are called Comorbid disorders.   ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder): this is one of the most common Comorbid disorders of Tourette Syndrome. Manifesting mostly in childhood, …