It took me quite a while to get back to sleep, but I eventually did fall asleep again. Today i've been quite tired and ticcing a whole bunch. My vocal tics have been quite loud and have been attracting a lot of attention and stares today. After lunch I started with my gagging tic where I start gagging, coughing, and gasping for air. It's really not a lot of fun. My strained muscle in my eye is started to feel a bit better at least.
While I've been dealing with all this, my brother, Debate King, has been in the process of his first ever round of finals. He is exhausted from staying up late, angry at just about everything, super stressed, and just about as ticcy as I've ever seen him. He's been going around the house punching furniture, chairs, and just about anything else that finds itself in his way. And he's been doing a lot of hard blinking, stomping, and even some subtle head jerking. He told me many times last night that he hates me and he hates everything and that he's mad at everything. So we're both having a rough couple of days here. But I know we'll both get through it. We'll both soon be doing a lot better when winter break starts on Friday. Thank goodness for winter break!!
I wanted to share a few videos today also! These videos are various video's of Brad Cohen, the movie that was made about his life, Front of the Class. Brad started the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, is a 2nd grade teacher in Georgia, wrote a book about his life with TS which was made into a movie, and started Camp Twitch and Shout in Georgia for kids and teens with TS. I actually met Brad in September at an event with my cousin, Twitch, who is a CIT at Camp Twitch and Shout. He's a big inspiration for me and for others with TS so I wanted to share these with you all. :)