Things to do as I get older

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

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This isn’t me

I have a few saved drafts on my blog that I never published but for some reason never deleted. I don't remember then I wrote any of them but I think reading them again helps me see how much I've changed and grown through this whole process. Here is the fist one: People don't often … Continue reading This isn’t me

“My Beautiful Broken Brain”

When Lotje Sodderland had a stroke at age 34, she started filming her life from her iPhone when she woke up, two days later. She filmed everything because she wanted to remember. This later came together in a documentary called My Beautiful Broken Brain. The documentary begins showing us her cerebral hemorrhage. After she regains … Continue reading “My Beautiful Broken Brain”

Intendu- Brain training and rehab video game

Check out this brain-training video game created by a neuroscientist after her father suffered a brain injury. Using this game, users can accomplish real-life tasks, like driving and cooking. Doing this combines physical movement to activate the whole neural network and also increases cognition and brain plasticity. Video games like Intendu one are used during … Continue reading Intendu- Brain training and rehab video game

I try to think about the moment I woke up

Today is the 5 year anniversary of waking up from a coma. As I try to think back to the moment I woke up, I have nothing. People have told me stories about my mom and step-dad getting married that day at the hospital and I think that's why I woke up (Happy Anniversary!) The … Continue reading I try to think about the moment I woke up

Brain Injury group board on Pinterest

Yesterday I was invited to join a group Pinterest board called Brain injury group board, where brain injury survivors and caretakers share information to help each other. I was very exited about this and I would like to thank the board creator, Michelle, for inviting me to join the board, as well as the rest of … Continue reading Brain Injury group board on Pinterest

Help educate about TBI

I'd like to share another very interesting article about TBIs. The more I read about this, the more I can understand my experience, even to this day, I hope it helps others understand too. What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? I want the information about Traumatic Brain Injuries to reach as many people as possible … Continue reading Help educate about TBI

What surgeons can do with a 3D printer

What do you think Gutenberg would have said if they told him one day we will be able to print objects?  He would probably say that was witchcraft, I live in the 21st century and I honestly didn't get it or think it was possible until I saw it, it was mind blowing. I thought … Continue reading What surgeons can do with a 3D printer

I wish others understood that…

TBI survivors are capable of going on with our lives, it just becomes a little different. 14 Things People Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury Wish Others Understood Here's the things I wish others understood: 1-I used to say I was tired all the time, I really wasn't that tired, I was just lazy; now I … Continue reading I wish others understood that…

Discovery to keep neurons alive

You know how we have to do this science fair projects every year? Most of them don't lead to anything, but once in a while there is one student who makes a discovery so great that scientists haven't even thought of already, like scientists with masters and doctorates haven't figured that out. Everybody needs to … Continue reading Discovery to keep neurons alive

Hope Survives

It is amazing how inspirational other Brain Injury Survivors are, we all have a story to tell, our own story. We can find it all around us, others just like me who are just working hard everyday to get their lives back. Today I found another inspirational story in an article on The Huffington Post. … Continue reading Hope Survives

Absent-mindedness

Don't we all have one of those days once in a while? A day when you feel like you're not all there, like you should have just kept sleeping or you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed? I had one of those yesterday and I don't know why; I got enough … Continue reading Absent-mindedness

Brain Injury Awareness Moth: Not Alone

February was Epilepsy Awareness Month, March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. For the last two years and this year, 2015 to 2017, the campaign for Brain Injury Awareness Month has been Not Alone. Reminding people that we are not alone is probably one of the most important things for a brain injury survivor, at least … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness Moth: Not Alone

My time at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital 

When I was at my aunt's house last weekend, she game the stuff I left before I came back home. There I found two binders; one had information about Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, New York, where I went after I left the hospital in Syracuse. The other had my schedule for everyday I was … Continue reading My time at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital