My new bathroom

This weekend began the remodeling of my bathroom; we had already removed all the tiles, shower, toilet and sink, we just needed to put in the new stuff. Originally we weren't going to do this but after experts gave us their opinion and after we saw the cabinet starting to fall apart, it was decided … Continue reading My new bathroom

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How could I forget?

I have absolutely no idea how this morning I forgot the most important thing I have to do every morning. I would kick myself if I could right now. I didn't realize that I screwed up until 8:00 PM, when I was taking my nightly doze of Keppra and Vimpat, my epilepsy medicine, that I … Continue reading How could I forget?

More color!

Now we're painting another room, a bigger room. We started today but didn't finish painting the living room/kitchen. We painted about half of it, maybe a little more and started putting together my kitchen cabinets. This means my kitchen is partly done, I have a stove and a cabinet without doors, drawers or counter top. … Continue reading More color!

Getting tiles and more for my apartment

Today was a big day; first of all, today started the Round of 16 where France played Argentina and Uruguay was played Portugal in the World Cup, and second we were going shopping for tiles for my new apartment. The tiles were more important than the game so I had to put watching the games … Continue reading Getting tiles and more for my apartment

My support group

I still feel exactly the same way and want to thank everyone again. I have gotten so far with all their help and support.

Unstoppable María

A very important part in my rehabilitation has been the large support group I have, from my family and friends, to friends of friends. There has always been someone there to help, from getting a job, a doctor, or medicine, to just talking.

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Benefits of exercise to the brain

Aside from working hard on the new apartment, trying as hard as I can to watch the World Cup and trying to find a job, I've continued doing the T25 workouts. To be honest, I have only missed one day and it was last Sunday's stretch video. Apart from that I've been really loyal, I … Continue reading Benefits of exercise to the brain

Two days of independence

This weekend I was finally trusted to spend two nights at home by myself. It wasn't safe for me to stay alone before in case I had a seizure, but being over three years seizure free, I earned the trust to spend a weekend by myself. I wasn't alone, I had my dogs. I spent … Continue reading Two days of independence

My emotional compass

Traumatic Brain Injury survivors, like myself, have a lot of trouble controlling our emotions and recognizing, not only our own but others' too. Medicine can help with controlling our emotions, but they can't help us recognize them. I take an anti depressant but I still have to constantly ask people if they are kidding ( … Continue reading My emotional compass

Driving at night

Ok so I haven't been writing about my driving anymore because I have just been driving a few times on weekends. It's been no big deal, but they do trust me with the new car, with supervision of course. I still can't take a car by myself, but today was another step forward, as I … Continue reading Driving at night

22 hours without a respirator

According to a post on Facebook from a friend of mine six years ago today I was able to hang on for six hours without a respirator while I was in the hospital, still in coma. That small piece of news brought so much hope to so many people around me and I think, even … Continue reading 22 hours without a respirator

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

About my first phone interview

I have a lot of experience with job interviews, different types of interviews. Once I went to a group interview, an interview where I was given what looked like a quiz, I had lunch during an interview, have been interviewed by more then one person at once, I thought I had seen everything. but today … Continue reading About my first phone interview

Phone interview tomorrow

Ok, here I am searching for jobs once again. I have sent many applications again, and got the first response today. This was a big surprise because I sent this application on Friday and I have the interview tomorrow. It's a phone interview at 10:30 a.m. so I'm not scared, at least not yet, but … Continue reading Phone interview tomorrow