Solving a neuroscience puzzle

As a part of Epilepsy Awareness Month, I would like to share an interesting article I found: Solving a century-old neuroscience puzzle may lead to epilepsy therapy Neurotransmitters, or NTs, are chemicals that neurons synthesize and release, which bind to receptors on adjacent neurons. Excitatory NTs like glutamate will activate neurons (i.e. cause them to … Continue reading Solving a neuroscience puzzle

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Did you hear about Hot Tropik?

I don't know if you know but my brother is a very talented guy, he's an artist with a lot of creativity. He started selling his art on Society6 a few years ago. Here he sells his art online in any product you can think of, from a picture frame, a laptop case or even a … Continue reading Did you hear about Hot Tropik?

Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is an important month, not because the holiday season starts soon or because we eat turkey, because it's epilepsy awareness month. There are a lot of activities happening around the world to teach people about epilepsy and to help people who suffer from it. I want to welcome November, like I always do, offering … Continue reading Epilepsy Awareness Month

I was finally standing

Every year, on October 31 I come around this great memory. This was one of my proudest days during rehabilitation. I had been working hard for months I was still not able do do anything by myself, when after six months, I was able to stand. That's it, standing, which now I take for granted … Continue reading I was finally standing

Hi health insurance, it’s been a long time

Remember when the health insurance didn't want to pay for my Ritalin two years ago? (What is is now health insurance?) They said I didn't need it and they wouldn't cover it and they're at it again. Last time we had problems they argued that I was too old to take it, this time they … Continue reading Hi health insurance, it’s been a long time

New job @ The Workplace!

I'm officially employed again! I signed my contract this morning at District View Office Center and it feels great to have a job again. After signing my contract and learning about my responsibilities I got to see the area in which I will be working. I will be working as costumer service representative and cashier … Continue reading New job @ The Workplace!

We’re still decorating

A few weeks ago, during a trip to Home Depot, we bought the kitchen cabinet handles for my kitchen. Between our busy life during the week and one thing or another during weekends, we really didn't have time to put them on the doors. I did have time to unscrew a door and screw it … Continue reading We’re still decorating

It’s not blurry vision, it’s crossed eyes

I had my first surgery when I was six months old. Don't worry, I had no horrible accident or anything, I was just born with strabismus, which means I have crossed eyes. This was corrected quickly when I was a baby but my vision has never been perfect and my right eye is still a … Continue reading It’s not blurry vision, it’s crossed eyes

The day I made picadillo

Remember the day I made mofongo? It was a year ago today, in my aunt's house and I was so happy, not only because I learned how to make something new, but because it was actually good. It wasn't that difficult but my aunt was there, telling me exactly what I had to do. Well … Continue reading The day I made picadillo

Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been waiting a long time, since I moved in about a month ago, to bake something in my new oven. I had the idea that when I got my own oven the fist thing I was going to bake was brownies. I like brownies and I like making brownies so, why not? But … Continue reading Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies

Live, laugh and forget you’re tired

After a very long day yesterday, I have been tired all day, since this morning when I took my medicine at 8 am and went right back to sleep for 2 hours and a half. I was tired last night when I came home and I've been tired all day. Because of this I was … Continue reading Live, laugh and forget you’re tired

I’m just happy to be ok

This is the best way to show how angry I was six years ago, while I was still in the first stages of my recovery and I saw no way out. There were dark moments, like when I wrote this status update, when I would hit rock bottom, I was angry and would take it … Continue reading I’m just happy to be ok

Thank God it’s Friday!

I woke up early this morning, too early if you ask me, but I had to substitute for my mom again today. Today was the second time this month, but it's the least I can do, I mean she did give birth to me. So I was still only half awake when we got to … Continue reading Thank God it’s Friday!

Puerto Rico after Hurricane María – A year later

Last week marked the first year since Hurricane María and we have all been looking back at how our lives and our home  changed after María. Here in Puerto Rico we now talk about our lives in terms of before María and after María. But last week we were all thinking about what really changed … Continue reading Puerto Rico after Hurricane María – A year later

My dining room table!

Since I last told you about my apartment, I had just painted my bathroom door. I'm not sure but I think that was the last big thing I had done, besides cleaning. It was the last thing until yesterday when I finally got a dining room table! It's not that big, which is perfect because … Continue reading My dining room table!