Driving lessons- Day 4

This morning I went to Guaynabo for my fourth driving lesson. This was a vey last minute class, scheduled last night. We began the lesson in the parking lot of a small stadium, where I thought the whole class would take place once I saw the instructor setting up the cones for me to practice … Continue reading Driving lessons- Day 4

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Brain Injury Signs

Every brain injury is different, all brain injury survivors suffer and heal differently. Someone may have more cognitive problems than others or more problems sleeping. This is very interesting because I was that I have a lot of cognitive problems, some that I didn't really recognize until I saw them on the image. I have … Continue reading Brain Injury Signs

#BeBoldForChange

Happy International Women’s Day!

Also, todays I’m 35 month’s seizure free!

Unstoppable María

Today, March 8th is important for two reasons; first today I celebrate another accomplishment which my neurologist told me I shouldn’t mention because I will curse it so now I’m scared to celebrate the big 23. But today is also International Women’s Day, today is a day to celebrate all of our achievements.

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Ready to drive?

Last year me wouldn’t believe I scheduled two more classes for the month of March, which in addition to the three classes I already had and the one I have on Thursday will be six classes. Go me!

Unstoppable María

I knew this day was coming but I didn’t think it would be now, I thought I had at least one month, and I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Happy, scared or just nervous? But today I got the ok.

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Brain Injury Awareness Month 2018

It's January, otherwise known as Brain Injury Awareness Month, because of this I would like to share with you and all my readers some facts about brain injury which don't just affect the patient but everyone around him or her. This year's campaign in #ChangeYourMind which aims to help change everyone's attitude toward brain injury … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness Month 2018

Driving lessons- Day 3

Today I have a lot to say, but I almost didn't say it because power went out at about noon today. It was returned to some areas early and it is supposed to last up to 16 hours. I'm glad to say the power came back to my house as I after 9.00 pm. Apart … Continue reading Driving lessons- Day 3

Memory loss in epilepsy

I found an article that talks about what may cause memory loss in epilepsy. I went through this for the first three years of my epilepsy, not even being aware when I had a seizure. I know that a lot of us loose memory of the seizure, before during and sometimes after. Epilepsy study links … Continue reading Memory loss in epilepsy

Driving lessons- Day 2

I was excited for my second driving lesson, I wanted to get behind the wheel again. I was ready before the driving instructor got here and while I waited for him I had the chance to tell two of my neighbors, an elderly couple who walked by, what I was doing. As they left I … Continue reading Driving lessons- Day 2

I think I’m sleeping too much

Sleeping has always been my favorite pass time but I thought this all changed after the accident, having to wake up at 8:00 a.m. every day to take my epilepsy medicine. I was sure this was one of the many things the accident had taken away from me, especially since I am forced to wake … Continue reading I think I’m sleeping too much

Happy #EpilepsyDay 2018!

Today, International Epilepsy Day, I had my first appointment of 2018 with my neurologist. Epilepsy Day is celebrated on the second Monday of February to celebrate the strength of those affected by epilepsy and raise awareness. Apart from talking about the blackout we had last night where about six towns lost power because of an … Continue reading Happy #EpilepsyDay 2018!

SeizAlarm and other seizure and epilepsy alarm apps

After learning about Embrace, the epilepsy smart watch, I saw there was an app similar to that for the Apple Watch. Since then I have been looking for the app, and finally found it as well as many others for iPhone. The 10 best epilepsy apps They sound great but they remind me of that … Continue reading SeizAlarm and other seizure and epilepsy alarm apps

Driving lessons- Day 1

Good news, my first official driving lesson was a success! The driving instructor was not scared by my driving, he actually said I did pretty well and I had no accidents. There I was again, sitting in a car with a bumper sticker that said student driver but it was my first real attempt to … Continue reading Driving lessons- Day 1

Embrace smart watch: seizure tracking and epilepsy management

There's a new smartwatch on the market called Embrace smart watch. The thing that makes this watch different from other smart watches and caught my attention is that it tracks seizures. This new watch which has just been cleared by the FDA, has been tested on patients and collected over 6530 hours of data, during … Continue reading Embrace smart watch: seizure tracking and epilepsy management