They called it everything but Tourette's (Mikey's P.O.V.)
(#) TheGiinger 2010-03-23 09:43:44 AMHey, I really like this :D
I think you've tackled a tough topic here, that's largely misconcepted to just be swearing or bad behaviour, but is actually a huge topic really. I don't think there's enough general knowledge on tourettes, and by writing this you're helping people to understand.
Well done. :D
Love Rae xo
Author's responseThank you for just simply knowing how Tourette's is misunderstood too often. I mean, I can't really complain about the ignorance because it's impossible for someone to know about every disorder. But even so, maybe people could be less quick to just assume things because of what the media portrays it to be.
Thanks for being open-minded. I greatly appriciate it :P
(#) MyFamousLastWords 2010-03-23 09:59:29 AMI agree with what TheGiinger said, many people only think Tourette's is swearing, maybe this will be an eye-opener(?)
Author's responseI hope it will open a few eyes. Because when people learn about certain topics they become more open-minded about it and they tend to watch what they say. It's important for anything, not just Tourette's, to really understand it before you judge it or mock it.
Thanks for reading this. And more importantly, thanks for not being so quick to judge.
(#) XxkelseyxX 2010-03-23 10:22:44 AMThat's really touching, I take it you have had personal or secondhand experience with Tourette's? Anyway, lovely job. =]
Author's responseI actually do have Tourette's, so you were thinking correctly.
And I'm so glad that you found this touching. I'd thank you a million times if I could xD
(#) _Amy_Revenge_ 2010-03-23 11:15:28 AMWhen you have Tourette's, don't you randomly scream words or do "weird" things?
I like it (:
Author's responseIt depends on the severity of the case. Most cases of Tourette's are pretty mild so few people scream words at random. And as for the "weird" things, you'd really have to define "weird" for me. Alot of the times people with Tourette's will simply do things such as blinking or coughing alot. The first paragraph of this story is telling what some of my tics are or have been. So you can decide if they fit your definition of "weird" or not if you want.
Sorry if I wasn't able to help you much. But thanks for reading and reviewing :D
- Very moving and eye-opening, love the way you write and portrayed it.
Author's responseWow thanks for such the nice compliment. I'm relieved that you saw it that way and maybe opened your eyes a bit.
Thank you for taking the time to read and review this :)
(#) VioletteStella 2010-03-23 03:18:56 PMI love this! I really relate to the misdiagnosis. (I had depression, my mum thought I was attention seeeking, melodramatic, teenage etc)
It was amazing =]
Author's responseMisdiagnosis is terrible, isn't it? I'm real sorry you had to go through that. I hope everything worked out in the end for you though :D
I really glad that you liked this. And thanks for reading and reviewing.
(#) _Amy_Revenge_ 2010-03-25 02:58:39 PMYou helped me a little bit (: By weird, I meant things that people usually wouldn't do in the company of others. I've got a friend who has Tourette's. He curses at random and makes funny faces and talks to himself some times ^^
Author's responseOh okay I understand now :) Thanks for going a bit more into detail with your definition.
And your friend sounds very lovely xD
(#) ShotGunSinner 2010-12-30 01:48:21 AMThis was so beautiful. Short but sweet. I wanted to rate it but you aren't allowed to rate on the story anymore =D
Ahh this was great, most of the comments on here pretty much take the words from my mouth, this is amazing and....oh bravo! Claps heartily I really wish I could rate hehe.
(#) PandaFrankie 2011-07-18 12:54:54 PMMikey...
This is beautiful. I'd never really thought about Tourette's that much. I'll admit, like TheGiinger said, I used to think Tourette's was only swearing. I guess I was wrong.
Well done, my friend.
Also, I like how casual you are about having Tourette's. I'm not one of those people who would look at someone disabled or with a condition and go, 'They're not right!'.
I hate people like that.