By Nick van Bloss

ISBN-10: 1423799712

ISBN-13: 9781423799719

ISBN-10: 1904132944

ISBN-13: 9781904132943

With lightness and heat, musician Nick van Bloss recounts his own adventure of Tourette's syndrome—symptoms, or tics, that come with obsessive actual hobbies and involuntary utterances and sounds. He lines the embarrassment that got here together with his tics, his refuge in piano enjoying, and his relations historical past of the sickness. With frankness and humor, he additionally describes coming to phrases together with his sexuality, discovering real love, and fighting a very likely terminal melanoma whereas carrying on with to handle his socially debilitating of Tourette's syndrome. 

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I’m sure that reading this, you could easily think that it’s no wonder I had hideous tics and other problems. But the truth of it is that my traumas, and those which would so mould my future, were a direct result of having Tourette’s syndrome. I was fighting an enemy from within, you see. An enemy that would prove to be undefeatable. 36 Busy Body Book FINAL 24/2/06 1:16 pm Page 37 Ants in his Pants As my Tourette’s became worse, as the tics increased in violence, and as my ‘touching’ became more profound, I gradually began to live in my own jumbled secret little world.

What really gets me though, what really holds up my day is having to go back and touch things that I accidentally touch. Something registers somewhere in my brain, which in turn sends me back the order that the thing I accidentally touched, which I really didn’t want to touch in the first place, wasn’t touched properly. Did you get all that? Here are a few examples of this exasperating feature of my world: Imagine that I go to my desk to get a pen – nothing complicated so far – but as I’m reaching for the pen my hand might accidentally brush ever so lightly against my computer monitor.

At ten years old you don’t think things through philosophically, so I just got on with life, tics and touching and all. I shook my head, jumped, kicked, counted, nodded, crossed my eyes and touched anything and everything that I could lay my hands on. But I was OK. OK in my own busy little world. 40 Busy Body Book FINAL 24/2/06 1:16 pm Page 41 Chapter 6 Woof, Woof Some of you will already be convinced that Tourettists do actually bark and see sense in my chapter title. Some of you may have even read accounts of barking Tourettists or have seen a recent television play that showed a sad male Tourettist conducting a rather unintelligible woofing conversation with a dog he happened to encounter.

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