You can get back up again

I did it, six years ago I learned how to walk again. If you ask me today how I did it I can only say I did it with a lot of hard work and a even more patience. It takes a lot of persistence, desire to move forward and even more faith in yourself. … Continue reading You can get back up again

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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

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

My bathroom is done!

This week, I waited anxiously as the plumbers and tile people worked to finish my bathroom. One day the finished the tiles, another they installed my shower, then my toilet and vanity. It took forever and finally today, they finished my faucet. We knew he would have it ready today so we were ready to … Continue reading My bathroom is done!

Cooking in MY kitchen

Now that my new kitchen is almost ready, I have to start getting used to cooking again. As I’ve mentioned before, using the stove or oven was prohibited for me after the accident because of the epilepsy. Also, I don't want to think about what would have happened if I ever left the stove or … Continue reading Cooking in MY kitchen

Two days of independence

This weekend I was finally trusted to spend two nights at home by myself. It wasn't safe for me to stay alone before in case I had a seizure, but being over three years seizure free, I earned the trust to spend a weekend by myself. I wasn't alone, I had my dogs. I spent … Continue reading Two days of independence

Happy Mother’s Day

Today I want to take the chance to, once again, thank my mom for always being there for us (my brother and me), through the good and the bad and never, ever letting us down. We disagree sometimes, she gets nervous when I drive, but some people don't even want to get in the car … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day

Two years and a half

I stopped my monthly count once I reached 2 years of being seizure free but today marks two and a half years seizure free and I think that deserves a recognition.  It's not just two years anymore, it's over two years and I am so proud of that. There have been challenges since April like … Continue reading Two years and a half

Burkina Faso: Get Ready

Tomorrow my cousin is going to Africa , where he will spend the next two years working with the Peace Corps. I want to wish Brian the absolute best and I don't know if I already told him but I want him to know how proud I am. This is a very good and brave … Continue reading Burkina Faso: Get Ready

Remember, please

These past few weeks I have been taking some tests to check how much I have improved through the year. I have taken these set of tests twice already since the accident, and I haven't really felt very good about my improvement this year. I felt like I wasn't doing well when it came to … Continue reading Remember, please

Personal record braking time in Walgreens 5k

A few hours ago I completed my 6th 5k in a little over three years. It was a great accomplishment for me, not only because it was the sixth, and I did it all by myself, but because I beat my personal record time. If I remember correctly my fastest time had been 50 or 55 … Continue reading Personal record braking time in Walgreens 5k

1 year SEIZURE FREE!

I woke up this morning with no intent of getting up. It's Friday, I don't really have anything important today. In my sleepy mind there was nothing special about this Friday, I hadn't been waiting for this day all week, all, 7 other days of this months, or for 12 months. But wait... I HAD! … Continue reading 1 year SEIZURE FREE!

What not to say to a brain injury survivor

I never know how to react to certain situations, or how to respond to things people tell me. But as I read in this article, 6 things you should never say to a brain injury survivor, people say the wrong things to a lot of brain injury survivors. This list includes most of those situations … Continue reading What not to say to a brain injury survivor

We’re going to NCAA Championship!

I have to congratulate Syracuse women's basketball team, who made it to the NCAA final game, after beating Washington 80 to 59 last night. They will play the championship game against UCONN on Tuesday to win the National title. I hope they win this, for Syracuse, but for women. The women's basketball team has never … Continue reading We’re going to NCAA Championship!

Merry Christmas/ Feliz Navidad

First, I want to take tonight's blog to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope you got to spend time with those friends and family that are near as well as those who are not; even if it was just via a phone call or text message. Wherever you are, I hope you all had … Continue reading Merry Christmas/ Feliz Navidad