When my neurologist tells me I need to get another electroencephalogram, I feel a little anxious. I don’t like the thought of having cables glued to my scalp for a whole day and not being able to do anything but stay home, anyway I have to get the EEG. They use this to detect electrical … Continue reading My latest electroencephalogram
Right now I think it’s one of those times where having something to focus on and distract yourself is very important. I have found two things, exercise and writing. I think that’s what’s keeping me sane right now with all these horrible Covid19 news. I don’t write about Covid anymore like I did in the … Continue reading Exercising to stay sane
Today we walked more than we did on Thursday and we finished our walk faster. Next time we’re aiming to walk a little more, maybe like 2.30 miles. It’s not a lot more but if we increase little by little we can get to three miles pretty soon. I also managed to do 25 more … Continue reading Doing better every day
Even though Thursday is usually the hardest day of the week at work for me, I’ve completed my second week of running with my coworkers after work on a Thursday. I thought it was going to be easier this week because I already knew what I was getting myself into and because I have been … Continue reading Running on Thursdays
I can’t expect to have a great workout everyday or for every week to be as successful as the last because that’s just not realistic. What I can do is do the best I can everyday. Some days that will mean an hour on the treadmill, workout videos and more time on the treadmill, while … Continue reading This is the best I can do today
I can’t help but be impressed by the amazing things TBI survivors do. The most recent one I found out about is ABC journalist Bob Woodruff. Bob suffered a serious injury in Iraq in 2006. He was there covering the Palestinian elections and was later visiting the troops. He and Doug Vogt, camera man, were … Continue reading Rogue Trip
Eight years! Who thought eight years ago today I would be, well stuck at home all day? Ok yeah, maybe some people thought that might be the case, but it wouldn’t have been for the same reason. I don’t think eight years ago anybody thought we would be quarantined and dealing with a pandemic. Who … Continue reading Eight years!
We are just ending our second week of isolation in Puerto Rico on Monday and were told last night by the governor that we will be in isolation for two more weeks, until April 12. She also announced that the rules will be more strict during these next two weeks with the curfew starting earlier, … Continue reading Brain Injury and social distancing
Working from home is not as easy as we would have hoped but with the Coronavirus virus Outbreak we have to. This is a little inconvenient for those like me who don’t have their own desk but still tried to find a comfortable place to work. You will finally find a place through trial an … Continue reading Working from home
Every year the month of March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Today, March 4, on Brain Injury Awareness day, four representatives introduced the TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act. This legislation is intended to “implement several measures to better train law enforcement for interactions with individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic … Continue reading TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act
We did it, we walked again this weekend; first on Saturday night night then again on Sunday morning. Both days we walked in Old San Juan but we took different routes, we don’t want to get bored of the same thing. It was a little difficult on Saturday night because we had to go up … Continue reading Let’s go on another walk
Today I had a therapy session to take care of my back pain. Just like I'm always told when I have back pain, where I feel it is not the only place my muscles are tense. As the therapist massaged my back it didn't just hurt on the right side, but my left side and … Continue reading Back pain therapy
For some unknown reason my back started hurting last Sunday. I thought it was odd since I didn't remember hurting it but I thought it would be gone in a few days. More than a week later, the pain doesn't seem to be going anywhere and I still don't know why it started. It's not … Continue reading Where did my back go?
It's Christmas! It's finally here, the happiest tone of the year! There's lights, music, parties, family, friends, and food, a lot of food. But there is also pressure to be at all the parties, to host some of them, to make or bring food, to give presents, to talk to everyone at the party and … Continue reading How to survive and enjoy the holiday season
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