I couldn’t afford to control my seizures anymore

In March I got the big surprise that the pharmacy that had been providing me with both anti epilepsy medication for the past six years, would no longer be able to help me with the most expensive one of the two medicines I need. Why? Because suddenly my health insurance decided to provide coverage for … Continue reading I couldn’t afford to control my seizures anymore

Spring break 2021

For a short spring break, I went away with my parents to the beach for the weekend, since it was a long weekend. I didn’t know what to expect because the beach is always very crowded during Easter weekend but I thought maybe this year would be different because of COVID. It was very crowded … Continue reading Spring break 2021

Exercising to stay sane

Right now I think it’s one of those times where having something to focus on and distract yourself is very important. I have found two things, exercise and writing. I think that’s what’s keeping me sane right now with all these horrible Covid19 news. I don’t write about Covid anymore like I did in the … Continue reading Exercising to stay sane

When you’re alone and the elevator stops

Earlier today I got in the elevator for like the millionth time today to go back up to the offices. I was all alone in the elevator, we can only ride the elevator one person at a time now because of the Coronavirus, so I was all alone when suddenly the elevator stopped. What? I … Continue reading When you’re alone and the elevator stops

My first DIY haircut

I thought I could hold on longer but this couldn’t wait anymore, I needed a haircut. It was getting pretty bad, I already had pretty bad split ends but I didn’t think about going back to a beauty parlor yet. I know they’re open but it’s still very risky. I’ve heard those are some of … Continue reading My first DIY haircut

Puerto Rico is shaking

Since December 28 we have been experiencing earthquakes in Puerto Rico. They have mostly been located in the southeast of the island. Not everyone has felt them, including me and my mother. But I woke up this morning at 4:20 to a 6.4 earthquake, the strongest one yet. This earthquake was so strong it left … Continue reading Puerto Rico is shaking

Neck feels better but a storm is coming

That pain in the neck I mentioned last week didn't go away with the use of icy hot and yoga, and slowly got worse and kept moving up. The pain actually moved from the neck to my head. At first I thought I was crazy but was later told that is was a spasm and … Continue reading Neck feels better but a storm is coming

Third governor in five days

An update on what's been going on in Puerto Rico: Naming Pedro Pierluisi governor was inconstitucional so he has to go. Now that that's taken care of, our new governor is the ex Secretary of Justice, Wanda Vazquez. No one wants her because of many reasons but according to our constitution sadly, she is next … Continue reading Third governor in five days

Seven years later…

I didn't think about it, but writing this brings a lot of old feelings back. I can't help but look back at the last seven years of my life, at least what I can remember of them and the worst moments come to mind. From that very first memory that always makes me sad and … Continue reading Seven years later…

“My first memory”

I was trying to do some cleaning today in my room, trying to get rid of some of the junk I didn't throw away when we moved, when I found something that immediately caught my attention. I was fascinated when I found some of the essays and stories I wrote in college . I thought … Continue reading “My first memory”

When the smoke detector goes off

I came home from work very hungry and wanted to cook something quickly, so I decided to go with shrimp and french fries. I usually just put these in the oven and toaster oven and they're done in less than 20 minutes; it's very easy and that's just what I wanted. The only problem was … Continue reading When the smoke detector goes off

Thanksgiving week

Thanksgiving is only a week away, and that makes me nervous this year. My parents are hosting Thanksgiving this year, that means I will also welcome the family in my new apartment and that is just a little nerve-racking. I have only had a few visitors here and three of them were impressed because they … Continue reading Thanksgiving week

Survived week one

It doesn't end! I moved in exactly one week ago, last Friday and I just unpacked the last of my stuff; I think. One week to unpack everything! That's too much. But, unpacking doesn't mean everything is in their right place, it just means I don't have anymore boxes, but it's still a little messy. … Continue reading Survived week one

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