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
After two weeks without driving, I nervously got into the drivers seat this morning to begin my 8th lesson. As soon as I got In I checked everything, the seat, sideview mirrors, rear view mirror, seat belt, and when everything was set, I slowly drove out of the parking lot.Apart from me driving for the … Continue reading 8th driving lesson
Three years seizure free!!! This third year is just a little bit sweeter than last year was just because there were a few moment which I thought would ruin it. Throughout both hurricanes and afterwards I was so terrified and nervous of having another seizure because I was worried about so many things. I was … Continue reading Three years!!!!!!!!!!
Remember that new job I talked about a month ago? Yes, the one as a blogger. Well that job is still going on and the first post was posted yesterday on LinkedIn. This post already has several views and likes, which makes me very happy. Seeing that my writing gets any response at all just … Continue reading First post for my new job
Today is day two of being without bower in my house, again. This happened after a power transformer exploded yesterday morning. Some floors have power but others, like mine, don't. I hope tomorrow they are able to fix this because I have some exiting news to share, trying to write it from my phone wasn't … Continue reading Black out, again
This week, being the week before Easter, I thought I would be able to rest and relax. I was hoping to go to the beach, the movies and maybe even have a lazy day just staying home all day. The week didn't turn out this way. Begging with having to go get blood drawn on … Continue reading Easter break
As promised earlier today, I want to tell you about my sixth driving class, which took place this morning. This class began from the moment the instructor picked me up as he let me take the wheel immediately. This was very exiting for me, although I had been waiting for this since he told me … Continue reading Driving Lessons- Day 6
Yesterday's demonstration to enforce gun control in the U.S. was a demonstration of strength and courage from students, parents, teachers and all the people who want a change. We have all just had enough of mass shootings, of being scared to even go to school, and the success of this demonstration was something worth noticing … Continue reading March for our lives
Surviving a TBI means a lot of different things and it brings a lot of changes to our lives. It not only changes our lives and what we are capable of doing but messes with our feelings, the way we see things and react to things. I snapped at my family and friends for very … Continue reading Emotions after a TBI
I thought I was over the whole "crossing the street" thing, but nope, I can't do it. I was about to cross the street when I just froze on the sidewalk. I couldn't do it. I saw the cars coming, I thought I had enough time to get across, but I couldn't move. I was … Continue reading I just stood there
This morning was my fifth driving class. The class started at the same stadium as in Day 4 except this time there were no cones and we didn't practice parking; as soon as a took the wheel I went out in the rough streets of Guaynabo. Today I'm saying rough streets seriously because there were … Continue reading Driving Lessons- Day 5
Wow, it took me a year to start taking this seriously and really try to learn how to drive. If you haven’t already, check out how my driving lessons are going in my Driving Lessons posts.