The first time I heard I have epilepsy

After reading  Becoming Comfortable with "My" Epilepsy: Strategies that Patients Use in the Journey from Diagnosis to Acceptance and Disclosure I think it's important to recognize that first, epilepsy is not an easy thing to deal with and that we all have different methods of coping with it. The first time I remember being told … Continue reading The first time I heard I have epilepsy

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Five years is enough

I have a question primarily for other brain injury survivors but if anyone else feels like they have something to say, you are welcome to answer. As I have said before, I'm having a lot of trouble finding a job, I have been to a lot of interviews and applied to even more jobs but … Continue reading Five years is enough

Brain Injury group board on Pinterest

Yesterday I was invited to join a group Pinterest board called Brain injury group board, where brain injury survivors and caretakers share information to help each other. I was very exited about this and I would like to thank the board creator, Michelle, for inviting me to join the board, as well as the rest of … Continue reading Brain Injury group board on Pinterest

Unstoppable Maria survey

In order to make Unstoppable Maria better and help it grow, I want to hear your opinion. Please help me make Unstoppable Maria better by taking this survey and telling me how you feel about this blog. Don't be afraid, I just want to hear what you all have to say to make it better … Continue reading Unstoppable Maria survey

Hope Survives

It is amazing how inspirational other Brain Injury Survivors are, we all have a story to tell, our own story. We can find it all around us, others just like me who are just working hard everyday to get their lives back. Today I found another inspirational story in an article on The Huffington Post. … Continue reading Hope Survives

Job hunting again

So here I am, looking for a job again. I'm not unemployed yet, but my boss told me last week that my internship will come to an end soon. I'm still not sure when it ends exactly, but I don't want to go back into the world without a job after having one for 8 … Continue reading Job hunting again

#AimForZero

Here is more information about SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) I think everyone with epilepsy or people who know a patient of epilepsy should read. I know there are people who don't take epilepsy seriously and I want to help spread the message to help people stop their seizures. It can be done! #AimForZero

Remember it’s floor 9

I was at the hospital yesterday for my monthly appointment with the psychiatrist. I had not been there in what feels like and eternity, really it was like a month, but I have been having trouble remembering what floor of the hospital is the psychology office. It was early so I had time to stop … Continue reading Remember it’s floor 9

Take that health care!

Some of you may remember my anger at the health insurance company, which just made me unsure whether I was going to be able to have my medicine, right? Well for those of you who don't or were not with us at the time, I'll give you a little summary: After my TBI I was … Continue reading Take that health care!

Thank you for my jobs

During my rehabilitation I have been given the chance to have temporary jobs. Each of these jobs has been a wonderful opportunity to keep improving and showing how much I have grown. They have allowed me to be a little bit more independent and keep proving to myself that I can do this. In my … Continue reading Thank you for my jobs

Perpetuo Angels

I went to catholic school, both elementary and high school. Perpetuo, my school, is almost 100 years old, so there are generations, after generations of families that have a history studying here. This is a school where people stay in touch with classmates and teachers; especially now with social media. Everybody finds out when something … Continue reading Perpetuo Angels

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 support group

A very important part in my rehabilitation has been the large support group I have, from my family and friends, to friends of friends. There has always been someone there to help, from getting a job, a doctor, or medicine, to just talking. I will not forget all those people who have been there to … Continue reading My support group

Change the way health insurance treats us

Next chapter of how to deal with evil health insurance companies: First we went to pick up the letter my psychologist wrote to explain why I should have a health plan that covers more than just ten percent of my medicine, so they will think about letting me join my mom's health care plan again. … Continue reading Change the way health insurance treats us