Since the beginning of the year I’ve wanted to go on vacation to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of my TBI. We tried to planning many different things but finally landed on a trip to Florida to visit my aunt, go to Disney, Kennedy Space Center and Saint Augustine. I wanted to go to Disney … Continue reading My 10 year TBI survivor celebration!
Ten years ago today was the third and last surgery on my cranium after the accident I was in nine months before in May. Even though it has been a decade, I still remember how terrified I was during the days before and the day of the operation. I remember still being awake as the … Continue reading September 21, 2012
As of yesterday, April 8, 2022, I am officially seven years seizure free! I didn’t have time to write a celebratory blog post like I do every year but that doesn’t mean I was not happy of telling everyone I could about it. I almost thought I didn’t make it earlier this week when because … Continue reading 7 years seizure free!
I got my EEG results today. I wanted the results to show that there was absolutely no seizure activity anymore so I could be taken off the anti seizure medication. I knew that wasn’t going to happen so I just hoped for something more realistic like it not getting worse. The EEG showed just that; … Continue reading EEG results- Still seizure free!
This weekend I had to come to a decision to quit my job at Old Navy. It may seem a bit drastic to quit after not even two months or that I gave up too easy, but I assure you neither of those are true. I do not hold anything against the company, it just … Continue reading I had to leave, it just wasn’t worth it
I did it again! I finished another month of Shaun T’s crazy workout programs. But that was only the first month of this program, I still have three moths to go. I have to be optimistic and think that I can do it because if I don’t, I don’t think I will be able to … Continue reading One month of Insanity Max: 30
Today marks nine years since my TBI. Some say it’s kind of my birthday but I’m not sure that’s what it is; it caused a new beginning, that’s for sure, but I don’t feel like it’s appropriate to say it’s birthday. Birth is a happy moment and there was nothing happy about this day nine … Continue reading Nine years
Yesterday I get a bombshell dropped on me, the pharmaceutical company that has been providing me my epilepsy medicine for over four years won’t cover my most expensive medicine anymore.
This morning I had an appointment with my neurologist over the phone. I was anxiously waiting for this appointment because today he would give me the results of the EEG I had in December. He didn’t mention anything at first, which I was sure was a good sign, but I still wanted to know so … Continue reading Five years seizure free!
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!
I have been dealing with the quarantine pretty well. I don’t really mind, as I’ve said before. I have been exercising, working a little bit, cooking and I’ve done all of this without being rushed. But I started to feel a little anxiety last week when I noticed I was falling asleep later every night. … Continue reading Quarantine sleep anxiety
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
It's Christmas! It's finally here, the happiest season 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
Today I found the description I wrote four years ago of a seizure. https://unstoppablemaria.com/2015/08/13/if-i-cant-speak-im-tired-everything-hurts-and-i-dont-understand-why-it-means-i-had-a-seizure/ This was the first time I was able to put into words what it was like having and what happens during seizure . Yes, that seizure is the only one I remember but I still don't know why I was able … Continue reading What happened during a seizure
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