I have had the opportunity to meet several people, via Twitter and Facebook, whose lives have been touched by Tourette Syndrome (TS). In my case, my son was diagnosed three years ago and is now in 6th grade. It has been a long, tough three years with no real resolution yet. Each day TS reminds him that it is still present, whether it be a jerk of a limb or sound from his mouth. Each day he deals with the partners that go along with TS, including obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder. Each day he goes to school and faces the fact that learning is a little bit harder for him. Each day he faces his fellow classmates and prays that no one notices his tics. Each day he, at one time or another, tries to hold the tics inside with minimal success.
Take a moment to meet some of these great people on Twitter who frequently deal with the world of TS: @nicoledimas, @mylesrwalker, @phoebewonderlan, @JaysChallenge, @teensWts, @LisaAnnSings, @soc378, @PAdEntremont, @Tourettes_Mum, @touretteshero, @Robinae24, @swissvalley, @iTube4Tourettes, @themoxiemomma
Also take a look at this video. It is from @goldylookfleece and it will tell you a little more about TS. Not only is the information very helpful but the photographs and music are really well done.