A Conversation with ET Advocate Shakey Nan

Her goal is to find one person every day to educate about essential tremor. She uses the name Shakey Nan, and posts videos on YouTube, TikTok, Facebook and Instagram, not only talking about it, but also showing it first-hand. She said she’s never known a day without ET, and raising awareness has made her less self-conscious and has given her back her life.

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14 thoughts on “A Conversation with ET Advocate Shakey Nan

  1. Good Morning-I need help accepting this condition. I have been getting worse. Have had a mild tremor, but as I age, 81, I am getting worse. This morning I had trouble putting the toothpaste on the toothbrush. Mascara takes 2 hands. Need advise on how to navigate this condition. Just signed up for this. Thank you

    1. I have the same problem especially w mascara and doing my eyebrows, some days are worse than others. Resting my hand on my cheekbone helps.
      Measuring for recipes is also a challenge.
      Just do the best I can each day.

    2. Sqeezing toothpaste onto a toothbrush is an effort in futility for us “movers” and “shakers”.
      Try putting the toothpaste on the tip of your index finger then just smearing it across your front teeth before brushing. Be sure you wash your hands first!

      1. Good tip! Another person suggested squeezing the toothpaste into a cup and then dipping your toothbrush into the cup. Both sound like good options. Thank you for sharing!

  2. So glad to hear you have a large social media following! The more people know and understand about ET, the more understood it will be! There are millions of us with ET, but we have suffered in silence for a long time. Thank you for having the courage to raise awareness.

  3. Shaker Nan
    Oh my word. I am crying. The timing of this. I am exhausted from fighting this on my own out here. Everyday. It is paralyzing. Even at my check up appointment yesterday, I am still very upset how I was treated by the blood pressure girl.
    Well shaken Nan, I am that one for today. I cannot wait to watch you for the first time in a few minutes I hope. I just had to write to you first.
    Thank you!!!!
    Rowina Remington Bowers

  4. Shakey Nan is an amazing person with such a positive attitude that every day is brighter with her in it. I’ve learned so much and accepted my tremors because of her. I have familial tremors. Both my Grandmother and my youngest brother also have ET. I’ve had tremors for more than 10 years. I was diagnosed 3 years ago and I’m now 57 years old.

  5. Love you Shakey Nan (Nicole) you are the most positive, caring, compassionate, silly woman I’ve ever had the pleasure to know, she’s the real deal, go and learn about ET with her videos, she is my biggest inspiration, you rock Nic

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