I was finally standing

Every year, on October 31 I come around this great memory. This was one of my proudest days during rehabilitation. I had been working hard for months I was still not able do do anything by myself, when after six months, I was able to stand. That's it, standing, which now I take for granted … Continue reading I was finally standing

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I’m just happy to be ok

This is the best way to show how angry I was six years ago, while I was still in the first stages of my recovery and I saw no way out. There were dark moments, like when I wrote this status update, when I would hit rock bottom, I was angry and would take it … Continue reading I’m just happy to be ok

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

They don’t need to know

I keep saying I am so open about my brain injury and I usually am but lately I feel like I don't have to give everyone so many details. Like telling the kids I tutor; I don't really need to tell them, they're kids and I feel like that's just too much information. Today I … Continue reading They don’t need to know

I try to think about the moment I woke up

Today is the 5 year anniversary of waking up from a coma. As I try to think back to the moment I woke up, I have nothing. People have told me stories about my mom and step-dad getting married that day at the hospital and I think that's why I woke up (Happy Anniversary!) The … Continue reading I try to think about the moment I woke up

Titi Cambu

Today I want to thank about the last one of my aunts, she is last, but not least. She is my godmother and I had the honor of being the flower girl at her wedding. I think I was the only flower girl who didn't understand that I had to throw the flowers as I … Continue reading Titi Cambu

My brother

I don't know how much this next person will like me writing about him, but that doesn't matter, he's getting a story. My brother and I were raised almost as twins since we were born only a year and a few months apart. Our mom says we were the only kids who fought over who … Continue reading My brother

Mami

Today I want to talk about my mother. What can I say about mami? Well, she is the daughter of abuela, so she is one strong woman. She did everything she could to raise my brother and me, to be independent, successful, and to be good people. She did everything, from always having dinner on … Continue reading Mami

My aphasia

During my recovery, and after, I heard the word aphasia used by doctors and my family, a lot. I never knew what they meant by this, just that it was something caused by the accident. I now know that this is damage to the brain causing language to be impaired. This is why I was slower … Continue reading My aphasia