Check this out: Stanford researchers listen for silent seizures with "brain stethoscope" that turns brain waves into sound This is an article about this pretty awesome thing neurologists at Stanford are developing that allows doctors and nurses to hear a seizure. It's like an EEG but instead, except EEGs can't always read every seizure because not … Continue reading The “brain stethoscope”
According to a post on Facebook from a friend of mine six years ago today I was able to hang on for six hours without a respirator while I was in the hospital, still in coma. That small piece of news brought so much hope to so many people around me and I think, even … Continue reading 22 hours without a respirator
Here we are on day two of my celebration. What am I celebrating? Well the greatest day of the year, my birthday! This year I turned a year older than I did last year. I love this because I'm a year older but I'm still younger than a lot of people, like my brother, who … Continue reading A year older than last year
14 Things You Can Do Every Day To Protect Your Mental Health As You Age It seems very appropriate to share this article today, tomorrow being the day that I am officially one ear older. I really like that they word it nicely and don't say "as you get older", but "as you age". You … Continue reading Things to do as I get older
Today I want to take the chance to, once again, thank my mom for always being there for us (my brother and me), through the good and the bad and never, ever letting us down. We disagree sometimes, she gets nervous when I drive, but some people don't even want to get in the car … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
I have a lot of experience with job interviews, different types of interviews. Once I went to a group interview, an interview where I was given what looked like a quiz, I had lunch during an interview, have been interviewed by more then one person at once, I thought I had seen everything. but today … Continue reading About my first phone interview
Ok, here I am searching for jobs once again. I have sent many applications again, and got the first response today. This was a big surprise because I sent this application on Friday and I have the interview tomorrow. It's a phone interview at 10:30 a.m. so I'm not scared, at least not yet, but … Continue reading Phone interview tomorrow
Today marks six years since that dark night, the night my world changed. It is now starting to feel like it has actually been longer. I have been able to get most of my life back together, achieving some of the missing pieces very recently. There was one big thing that had been taken away … Continue reading Six years
I'm very happy to say I survived the first week of Focus T25 and it was not easy. I've been tired every day since last Monday and it's not tired sleepy, it's tired like, I don't think I can get up. This hasn't kept me from getting up and following my usual routine, but it … Continue reading First week of Focus T25- Done!
I think one of the many things that can help you heal from whatever situation you're going through is charing your experience and talking to other people. You never know how many others are out there going through the same thing and are ready to share their experience with you and help. I was reminded … Continue reading Get support and give support
I spent all day at home with my dogs, so I decided to finish the online course I had already started on Udemy. It was supposed to take me a few hours to finish but I didn't have time the day I began and kept putting it off until today I saw an open window … Continue reading I got a certificate!
Yesterday was a weird day, I wanted to drive since I have improved a lot but something just wasn't right yesterday. I can't blame anyone, not the car, not the Sunday drivers, or the messed up streets, there was something wrong with me, either being tired, nervous or just scared, but I had trouble keeping … Continue reading Long Day, driving lesson plus Focus T25
Eight months after hurricane Maria, it seems like we can't go one full week without having a blackout. Sometimes it's just for a few hours and sometimes for a day or two and it just brings back unhealed wounds left over by hurricane Maria. We spent months without power, now after life seems to be … Continue reading ANOTHER blackout this week
My psychiatrist and I decided to test something this week, since I have been telling him that I'm very impulsive sometimes and I'm sleepy all day, every day. This, added to my concentration and memory problems make me loose my patience, especially when I'm at my tutoring job. While I was telling him about this … Continue reading More Ritalin
Following a brain injury, many of the worries usually include what will happen tomorrow. Going into my sixth year after the TBI, more long term worries have begun to arise, such as driving, which I have written many posts about (today I drove home from the mall), jobs, living alone, etc. Most of these worries … Continue reading TBI Dementia Risk