Last weekend I found one of the missing pieces for my apartment, the entertainment center. I wasn't really looking for it so desperately because I didn't know what I wanted and my TV was already hanging on the wall, but I did need somewhere to put the DVD and the cable connection. So I found … Continue reading Finally got my entertainment center!
This morning I woke up earlier than usual, even though I had a long day at work because today I had an appointment with my neurologist. It was just a routine checkup, to let him know how everything is going and of course I was very proud to tell him that, if everything keeps going … Continue reading Almost there!
It's March again and you know what that means? Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every year different organizations have different campaigns to celebrate this month, like #ChangeYourMind from the Brain Injury Association of America or the best one I've seen so far #notinvisible. This campaign is being used by Faces of TBI, a movement started by … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness Month 2019
This weekend I finished reading A Mind Unraveled and I loved it. The author, Kurt Eichenwald, is honest about everything that happens to him during the period of his life when he was undiagnosed or wrongly diagnosed. It opened my eyes to how this condition affects every one of its victims and it's different for … Continue reading “The Smile on My Forehead”
It amazes me how I can see more research being done on Traumatic Brain Injuries every day, sometimes without even looking for information. For example yesterday, a close friend shared a link with me on Facebook about a student's research on TBI. This student just received a prize from the American Academy of Technology for … Continue reading What do a fruit fly and a Traumatic Brain Injury have in common?
I was very happy to learn that a hospital here in Puerto Rico, Manatí Medical Center, just opened a comprehensive epilepsy unit in an effort to provide reach patients al over the island. Crean unidad comprensiva de epilepsia para pacientes puertorriqueños As the article says, the goal of the center is to monitor, diagnose and … Continue reading Comprehensive Epilepsy Unit
I know It was yesterday but it's never to late to try to raise awareness, especially for something as important to me as epilepsy. So this year I would like to share this quiz, which I was very surprised and happy to see BuzzFeed taking a part in Epilepsy Day. What do you know about … Continue reading Epilepsy Day 2019
After finding this in a Brain Injury page on Facebook, I knew I had to share it. I want to share this for all my fellow survivors, those who are just beginning to live their new lives as survivors and for the veteran survivors. I want this to be a reminder that you are … Continue reading Unstoppable survivors
Yesterday I realized that for the first time I missed an appointment with my neurologist earlier this month. I still don't understand how that could happen, those appointments are the most important ones, at least for me. I'm still wondering why they didn't call me from his office to confirm the day before like they … Continue reading It has been a very long time since I’ve read a book so captivating
Last night I got the chance to see Hamilton, starring the one and only Lin-Manuel Miranda, right here in Puerto Rico. He brought the play here for 17 days to bring attention to Puerto Rico over a year after being hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Everybody has been talking about it ever since they … Continue reading Hamilton Puerto Rico
As of right now I will attempt to read this book It's not a big deal until you look at it like this: Yes, that is 382 pages of text, no pictures or drawings. It is the longest book I've tried to read since the accident six years ago and it looks a little intimidating … Continue reading That’s a long book
I'm not much of a flowery girl and no flower we ever had in my house could ever survive more than a week, so I never even tried to plant anything or try to keep it alive. Now that we have a backyard, my stepdad took care of the gardening in the planter we have … Continue reading I think I’m going to try gardening
As much as I write about my brain injury, I sometimes feel like I can't really explain exactly what it's like. Everything I read says different things about what it feels like but that's not always what I feel. I don't know if others feel the same way but as much as I try to … Continue reading The Invisible Rain Cloud
Happy Three Kings Day!!! Today was our last Christmas celebration, tomorrow I begin to take down my Christmas decorations in my apartment and everything goes back to normal until November. But before I put everything away tomorrow I want to say that, as always, I had an amazing time celebrating Christmas this year. I spent … Continue reading Happy Three Kings Day!
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe New Years Eve. I started the new year on the right foot doing small things like updating my calendar from December to January and changing my sheets. It's the little things that we do that make it all better. I haven't made any resolutions this year … Continue reading Happy 2019!