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
Since we were very young, my brother and I have loved reading, which later led to writing. Just like me, my brother really enjoys writing. He is almost done editing his first book Mangle and its prequel Ramitas, a short story collection that will be published before the novel. They are set to kick off … Continue reading Mangle
This morning I realized I talk too much, or at least give too much unnecessary detail when talking. These are details that others don't need or care about but for me are necessary, as I talk and retell the events that occurred I remember what happened. But I just realized this morning that people don't … Continue reading Please be patient while I remember
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
Today has been seven years since the day I officially woke up from the coma, the first day I showed any sign of acknowledging the people around me. I don't remember any of this but I was also probably thinking what is going's on? Where am I? I think all I could do was look … Continue reading Wake up call