Exactly six years ago, my parents and I adopted two puppies who needed a home. These two adorable girls changed our lives for the better and have made us so happy throughout these past six years. They have taught me how to be responsible for someone else, made me laugh, made me worry, and even … Continue reading Six years with Indy and Sandy
This Thanksgiving, was not like any other. Instead of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, I spent the day watching football (soccer) games, because for the first time the FIFA World Cup is happening in November. This year, it is being held in winter, not summer because of the soaring temperatures in the summer. I … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
I tried to make my grandma’s famous arroz con salchichas or rice and sausages. It’s always been famous to me because it’s my favorite, but Her famous dish is actually her flan. I don’t like flan but from what I hear, she makes a really good one. My grandma is a great cook and almost … Continue reading Trying to imitate grandma’s cooking
Since the beginning of the year I’ve wanted to go on vacation to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of my TBI. We tried to planning many different things but finally landed on a trip to Florida to visit my aunt, go to Disney, Kennedy Space Center and Saint Augustine. I wanted to go to Disney … Continue reading My 10 year TBI survivor celebration!
As of a few weeks ago I had to change the streaming service I used to workout. Now I’m using Apple Fitness instead Beach Body on Demand and the two are very different. Beach Body had a lot of different workout programs and Apple Fitness has hundreds of videos. I was already used to using … Continue reading Using Apple Fitness
Ten years ago today was the third and last surgery on my cranium after the accident I was in nine months before in May. Even though it has been a decade, I still remember how terrified I was during the days before and the day of the operation. I remember still being awake as the … Continue reading September 21, 2012
Five years ago Puerto Rico was changed by Hurricane María. It caused so much destruction, so many deaths, losses and changes that just the mention of a hurricane causes a deep sense of fear and stress in everyone. This time is was Hurricane Fiona, which was different than María but still deadly. Fiona turned into … Continue reading Hurricane Fiona
The night before the storm always feels spooky for me. It’s dark, it’s raining and we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. I’m just calm because I did everything I could to be safe. I think I’m ready for this, now all I have to do is wait and hope for the best. We … Continue reading Tropical storm Fiona
To change our weekend routine, my family decided we should go on a hike on Sunday, so we went to Cañon San Cristobal in Barranquitas. I had never been there and didn’t know what to expect, I just knew that is was going to be hot. Because it was going to be very hot, we … Continue reading Hiking to Cañón San Cristobal
Tonight I made an impromptu decision to get the flu vaccine while I was getting the refill of a medication at the pharmacy. When I asked about the flu vaccine, the pharmacist asked if I also wanted to get the updated Covid19 booster. This is a new booster that was recently approved by the FDA … Continue reading Covid updated booster and flu shot
I just finished the first part of the ChaLEAN Extreme program. This program includes four different four week resistance training calendars. The one I just finished is called Burn Phase It did take me longer than four weeks because I had Mycoplasma when I was starting the third week, but I jumped back in after … Continue reading ChaLEAN Extreme-Push Phase
I thought everything was perfect as long as I took my anti convulsive medications, didn’t drink alcohol and slept eight hours every night. I forgot that I shouldn’t gain weight, at least not too much. Gaining weight affects my medication levels; if they are too low it could lead to a seizure. I have only … Continue reading More workouts and no more snacking
This week I didn’t feel any symptoms of Mycoplasma so I decided it would be a good idea to start exercising again. I knew that after not doing anything for one week and just a few recovery videos last week, it wasn’t going to be easy to start again, and I was right. But I’m … Continue reading Feeling better and even exercising again!
Last week I thought I had COVID. I didn’t feel well and had symptoms similar to those of COVID, but after the quick test at home was negative for a few days, I was sent to the lab to make sure what it was. The results came back positive for mycoplasma. I’m going to be … Continue reading I have walking pneumonia
I’m happy to say I found my new workout program very quickly; I only tried one two before deciding which one was right for me. I realized I liked the ChaLEAN Extreme program pretty quickly after I started it, even though I didn’t think I wanted to do resistance training, and I just finished my … Continue reading ChaLEAN Extreme- Week 1