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

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My emotional compass

Traumatic Brain Injury survivors, like myself, have a lot of trouble controlling our emotions and recognizing, not only our own but others' too. Medicine can help with controlling our emotions, but they can't help us recognize them. I take an anti depressant but I still have to constantly ask people if they are kidding ( … Continue reading My emotional compass

A year older than last year

Here we are on day two of my celebration. What am I celebrating? Well the greatest day of the year, my birthday! This year I turned a year older than I did last year. I love this because I'm a year older but I'm still younger than a lot of people, like my brother, who … Continue reading A year older than last year

About my first phone interview

I have a lot of experience with job interviews, different types of interviews. Once I went to a group interview, an interview where I was given what looked like a quiz, I had lunch during an interview, have been interviewed by more then one person at once, I thought I had seen everything. but today … Continue reading About my first phone interview

More Ritalin

My psychiatrist and I decided to test something this week, since I have been telling him that I'm very impulsive sometimes and I'm sleepy all day, every day. This, added to my concentration and memory problems make me loose my patience, especially when I'm at my tutoring job. While I was telling him about this … Continue reading More Ritalin

Three years!!!!!!!!!!

Three years seizure free!!! This third year is just a little bit sweeter than last year was just because there were a few moment which I thought  would ruin it. Throughout both hurricanes and afterwards I was so terrified and nervous of having another seizure because I was worried about so many things. I was … Continue reading Three years!!!!!!!!!!

Easter break

This week, being the week before Easter, I thought I would be able to rest and relax. I was hoping to go to the beach, the movies and maybe even have a lazy day just staying home all day. The week didn't turn out this way. Begging with having to go get blood drawn on … Continue reading Easter break

Driving Lessons- Day 6

As promised earlier today, I want to tell you about my sixth driving class, which took place this morning.  This class began from the moment the instructor picked me up as he let me take the wheel immediately. This was very exiting for me, although I had been waiting for this since he told me … Continue reading Driving Lessons- Day 6

Happy New Year!!! 2018!

In just a few hours we'll get what feels like a new start. I know there's a lot of us who need a new start but this doesn't necessarily come with a new year, a new calendar does. We have to go into the new year with a new attitude, I know I need to. … Continue reading Happy New Year!!! 2018!

Christmas in Boston

I'll begin this post by sharing something I wrote last week but forgot to post. Yesterday I got on a plane again, this time coming to Boston to spend Christmas with Jose's sisters. This is a new experience because I don't think I have ever spent Christmas away from home but it will still be … Continue reading Christmas in Boston

Christmas spirit explosion

Christmas is here and with that come the much awaited Christmas decorations, which my aunt and I started yesterday and finished today. It was just the two of us and I think we decorated very fast considering the amount of decorations my aunt has. She has like three or four times the amount of decoration … Continue reading Christmas spirit explosion

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

EEG results are in

This morning I had an appointment with my neurologist to discuss those episodes I have had and the result of the EEG. I'll be honest with you, I was terrified that he would say they found something weird in my brain activity meaning he would need to increase the epilepsy medication dose and I was … Continue reading EEG results are in