The 27-year-old Australian woman who was diagnosed with one of the worst cases of Tourette – including tics that attacked her own mother – reveals that she has found love and no longer wants to be cured
- Bianca Saez, 27, was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at the age of three
- She would explode and throw punches in the wall and swear to people in the neighborhood
- Eleven years after her failed brain surgery, Bianca accepted her condition
- Six months ago she found love after meeting Zach who helped her a lot
- She said she doesn't require & # 39; for a cure because there was a reason for it
A young woman with the worst case that Tourette has ever seen in Australia and sees her explode into violent tics and bursts of explosive drawers has found love – and she doesn't want to be healed.
Bianca Saez was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome when she was only three years old after she started beating and scratching herself and loved ones.
After a failed brain operation in which her Tourette was only two weeks off, the 27-year-old from Brisbane started accepting her condition after falling in love six months ago.
& # 39; I can certainly tell you that falling in love with this beautiful man helped me and my motivation, my mental health, it made me laugh, & # 39; she said on Sunday about friend Zach in 60 minutes.
& # 39; It has helped my Tourette & # 39; s and moods in so many ways. & # 39;
Bianca pictured with her mother Leanne after years of struggling with her Tourette & # 39; s
At the young age of 16, Bianca was placed in a mental health unit that devastated her family
At the young age of 16, Bianca was placed in a mental health unit that devastated her family.
& # 39; I'm just a simple guy, I just want to have my family together. It's hard, & her father John said.
Her mother Leanne added: & # 39; There is nothing we can do to help her. & # 39;
In 2008, Bianca underwent extreme radical brain stimulation surgery, the first of its kind in Australia, which was intended to reset her brain cells to prevent her beating herself.
& # 39; I am so grateful for this, & # 39; Bianca told Tara Brown 60 minutes in 2008.
& # 39; I can't believe how grateful I am for this operation because it has changed my whole life and I am so proud of myself that I do it. & # 39;
& # 39; I can definitely tell you that falling in love with this beautiful man has helped me and my motivation, my mental health has improved, it has made me laugh & # 39; she said about friend Zach
& # 39; It is still difficult, but I am trying to be positive and I am becoming really resilient, & # 39; said Bianca
Unfortunately, Bianca contracted a staph infection, which meant that the electrodes had to be removed, causing her to suffer from Tourette again.
Despite the recurrence of her symptoms, including her mother a & # 39; f *** ing dog & # 39; and hit her, Bianca says she has come to accept her situation.
& # 39; It is still difficult, but I am trying to be positive and I am becoming really resilient, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; If I wasn't resilient, I don't think I'd be here now. I don't think I'm here at all. & # 39;
Despite the recurrence of her symptoms, including her mother a & # 39; f *** ing dog & # 39; Bianca says she has come to accept her situation
Bianca has launched a YouTube channel to inform her followers and the community about Tourette & # 39; s
Now that she lives independently, Bianca says she feels more mature and is happy to be able to do the things she couldn't do before.
& # 39; It is a very difficult disease to live with, but I have mastered it, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; If I got a cure tomorrow, I don't think I'd take it because I got this very bad Tourette for a reason. I think I should do something good with it. I just want to help people in the future.
Asked if she wants to go back to when she was 16 years old when she had no symptoms next week, Bianca said she didn't want it.
& # 39; I don't long for it, because I had it. I lost it. I have to get over it and move on, & she said.
Bianca has launched a YouTube channel to inform her followers and the community about Tourette & # 39; s.
She also hopes to get a job, learn to drive and one day travel the world.
What is the Tourette syndrome?
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neuro-developmental disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements (motor tics) and uncontrollable sounds (vocal or phonic tics).
Symptoms range from very mild to fairly severe and the majority of cases also have other comorbid conditions with significant consequences for their lives.
The first symptoms of TS are usually facial tics – usually blinking.
Other motor tics may appear later, such as jerking the head, stretching the neck, stamping the foot, or turning and bending the body.
It is not uncommon for a person with TS to constantly clean his or her throat, cough, sniff, growl, shout, bark or shout.
A person with TS can touch other people excessively or repeat actions obsessively and unnecessarily.
Some patients with TS show self-damaging behavior, such as biting lips and cheeks and banging with the head.
Similarly, involuntary cursing (coprolalia) can occur in a subgroup of people with TS.
Source: Brain Foundation Australia
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