Seven years later…

I didn't think about it, but writing this brings a lot of old feelings back. I can't help but look back at the last seven years of my life, at least what I can remember of them and the worst moments come to mind. From that very first memory that always makes me sad and … Continue reading Seven years later…

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NFL Linebacker talks about his life changing decision

Last night I listened to a podcast on BUCKIT, by Phil Keoghan (he's the host on the Amazing Race), where he spoke with former NFL player Chris Borland, which was surprisingly very interesting. I say surprisingly because I didn't know who Chris Borland was before just now, he's a retired football player, and I don't … Continue reading NFL Linebacker talks about his life changing decision

That short morning workout

After a pretty good long weekend, I was able to wake up half an hour earlier this morning and workout again before going to work. I surprised myself by not only waking up, but actually doing more than my previous 15 minutes, which was also my goal for today. This morning I worked out for … Continue reading That short morning workout

“My first memory”

I was trying to do some cleaning today in my room, trying to get rid of some of the junk I didn't throw away when we moved, when I found something that immediately caught my attention. I was fascinated when I found some of the essays and stories I wrote in college . I thought … Continue reading “My first memory”

Good morning!

Last night I decided to do something I have been thinking about for a long time but I just couldn't get myself to do: wake up earlier to work out. I didn't think I would wake up, I have set the same goal before and haven't heard the alarm, but I miraculously did it today! … Continue reading Good morning!

Four Years Seizure Free!

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!

That one weird Uber ride

I love using Uber, it's the easiest way to get to and back from work and the great majority of times they are very pleasant rides with very nice people. Most Uber drivers are nice and start a conversation, which makes the ride a lot better and less awkward. But from time to time there's … Continue reading That one weird Uber ride

You write your own story

I read an article today that inspired me and I want to follow the write's example. maybe my take on his message may seem a little bit angrier but maybe I was sort of venting while I wrote this: As my emotions have gotten more stable during these seven years after my brain injury there … Continue reading You write your own story

Happy Birthday!

Happy fourth birthday Unstoppable Maria! I still can't believe it's been four years, I didn't' even realize it has been so long when I remembered it was our birthday today. The years have gone by in a flash and I've enjoyed every day of them, I really hope you have enjoyed reading. Thank you for … Continue reading Happy Birthday!

When the smoke detector goes off

I came home from work very hungry and wanted to cook something quickly, so I decided to go with shrimp and french fries. I usually just put these in the oven and toaster oven and they're done in less than 20 minutes; it's very easy and that's just what I wanted. The only problem was … Continue reading When the smoke detector goes off

Finally got my entertainment center!

Last weekend I found one of the missing pieces for my apartment, the entertainment center. I wasn't really looking for it so desperately because I didn't know what I wanted and my TV was already hanging on the wall, but I did need somewhere to put the DVD and the cable connection. So I found … Continue reading Finally got my entertainment center!

Almost there!

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!

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2019

It's March again and you know what that means? Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every year different organizations have different campaigns to celebrate this month, like #ChangeYourMind from the Brain Injury Association of America or the best one I've seen so far #notinvisible. This campaign is being used by Faces of TBI, a movement started by … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness Month 2019

“The Smile on My Forehead”

This weekend I finished reading A Mind Unraveled and I loved it. The author, Kurt Eichenwald, is honest about everything that happens to him during the period of his life when he was undiagnosed or wrongly diagnosed. It opened my eyes to how this condition affects every one of its victims and it's different for … Continue reading “The Smile on My Forehead”

What do a fruit fly and a Traumatic Brain Injury have in common?

It amazes me how I can see more research being done on Traumatic Brain Injuries every day, sometimes without even looking for information. For example yesterday, a close friend shared a link with me on Facebook about a student's research on TBI. This student just received a prize from the American Academy of Technology for … Continue reading What do a fruit fly and a Traumatic Brain Injury have in common?