In my last FaceBook Live, one of the questions asked of me was, “What does it feel like to tic?”
It’s the New Year and I want to talk a little about overcoming stress and anxiety in the workplace, while working with Hearing people….. Faith that things will get better is what keeps me pushing to do better and keep living life, but sometimes I have to hit “Pause” and step back.
It’s been a while since I’ve made a new post for D/T and we’re rearing to go with new content. But for those who are new here, allow me this introduction.
Hi all! We’re talking today with Daniel Ferron, the creator of the new documentary “My Life, My Story, My Tourette’s”.
I’m sure for all fathers-to-be, the prospect of actual fatherhood is both a joyous and scary proposition. As well it should be. But it was fraught, for me, with worries that my son would experience some of the same pains I did by inheriting my Tourette’s or become deaf.
We often empathize with people with who have it rough, but what many of us consider ‘rough’ is usually something like a terminal illness or homelessness. Things easily understandable. But what happens when a close friend or family member is diagnosed with something that isn’t easily understandable?
Being a father is an amazing thing in and of itself, but helping to raise a child with the challenges I face is a rewarding experience and one I wouldn’t change for the world.
Depression, as little as it is talked about in general, seems to come with hearing loss and Tourette’s like sweat and exercise. At least some of the time.
Tourette Syndrome is a very difficult condition to get a handle on. From issues of control to where you’re ticcing and how to mask it.
The most famous documentary about Tourette Syndrome is Twist and Shout that’s told from a largely non-personal point of view.
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