My second annual appointment with the neurologist was today. I'm always exited for these because I always have good news and he's always very happy about how well I'm doing, but today, the tables were turned. I was doing very well, he was asking about my driving and it was decided that I would practice … Continue reading Slowly start again
November is finally here and this means we're one month closer to Christmas, we celebrate Thanksgiving and last but not least, it's Epilepsy Awareness Month. during which the goal is to educate others on #SeizureFirstAid. Instead of talking about how exited I am for the holiday season and to start putting up my Christmas decorations, … Continue reading #StaySafeSide
Today I found the description I wrote four years ago of a seizure. https://unstoppablemaria.com/2015/08/13/if-i-cant-speak-im-tired-everything-hurts-and-i-dont-understand-why-it-means-i-had-a-seizure/ This was the first time I was able to put into words what it was like having and what happens during seizure . Yes, that seizure is the only one I remember but I still don't know why I was able … Continue reading What happened during a seizure
Yesterday I went to see my neurologist but it was just a routine appointment. Like always he was happy to hear that nothing has happened, no seizures. I did have to talk to him about an incident I had last night with my pills. I keep all ten of them in a weekly pill container … Continue reading Medications and hot weather
I just realized what a huge mistake I made staying in bed this morning after I turned off my alarm. In my head, I turned it off, got up, took my medicine which include B6, Folic Acid, Ritalin, Zoloft, and most importantly one doze of Vimpat. That is the most important one in the morning … Continue reading I forgot this morning
Today I'm doing what I do most days, reading my old blog post that I see in my memories on Facebook or Timehop, but today I thought I should do more than share one of them. This post is from June 14, 2017, just two years ago that feel like a million. https://unstoppablemaria.com/2017/06/14/dont-give-up-believe-in-yourself/Don’t give up, … Continue reading The best thing I did was to stay positive
I can finally say it, I am four years seizure free! Thanks mostly to my wonderful neurologist for finding the right medication, keeping me on it, Sonexus Health Pharmacy for helping me get the medicine, and everyone around me for making sure I have my medicine. It's just incredible, literally, I can't believe I've made … Continue reading Four Years Seizure Free!
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!
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
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
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
Yes we are, we all are and don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise. You and me and everyone else fighting this battle is a champion. We each fight our own battles and become stronger after every they are done. Keep fighting and don't give up because you can do it, I know you can. … Continue reading You are strong
As I was reading about Epilepsy Month, which will soon come to an end, I found an interesting article about the recently published memoir, A Mind Unraveled. This memoir, by the award winning journalist and best selling author Kurt Eichenwald tells the story of his struggle with epilepsy. I want to see how somebody else … Continue reading A Mind Unraveled
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