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
I just realized what a huge mistake I made staying in bed this morning after I turned off my alarm. In my head, I turned it off, got up, took my medicine which include B6, Folic Acid, Ritalin, Zoloft, and most importantly one doze of Vimpat. That is the most important one in the morning … Continue reading I forgot this morning
November is an important month, not because the holiday season starts soon or because we eat turkey, because it's epilepsy awareness month. There are a lot of activities happening around the world to teach people about epilepsy and to help people who suffer from it. I want to welcome November, like I always do, offering … Continue reading Epilepsy Awareness Month
I'm happy to say that right now I'm writing from the comfort of the living room in my new apartment! I moved in yesterday and as much as I wanted to tell everyone about it, I was too tired by the time I stopped trying to organize. The movers first went to our old apartment … Continue reading I’m home!!!
Today was another long day of hard work in my new apartment. I love saying that, my new apartment.It felt like the toughest day so far in this remodeling experiment. Everything hurts, from my toes, to my shoulders. My head doesn't hurt but I'm still very tired; I really don't know how I'm typing right … Continue reading A hard day’s work
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
Sleeping has always been my favorite pass time but I thought this all changed after the accident, having to wake up at 8:00 a.m. every day to take my epilepsy medicine. I was sure this was one of the many things the accident had taken away from me, especially since I am forced to wake … Continue reading I think I’m sleeping too much
I try to stay active everyday, working out in the morning before doing anything else during the week. This just helps wake me up, at least it does some days. Other days, like today, I wake up tired; I sleep nine hours and I wake up tired. Then I wash my face, have breakfast, workout, … Continue reading Side effects
Last night I saw Puerto Rico from the airplane as I came back home. It was hard to tell were we were because I only saw little patches of light, I couldn't tell we were already flying over Puerto Rico.I knew we were here when I saw the metropolitan area in San Juan, most of … Continue reading I’m home!
A brain can be damaged but it can also improve and be stronger
When my dogs, Indy and Sandy, have energy there really isn't much we can do. We can make them calm down, but I have to let my mean side come out and I don't like them to see that side of me. This morning they were pretty energetic, even though they had already been out … Continue reading My canine nurses
IToday was one of those days when I was tired for no reason at all, not just tired, but sleepy too. I know I look like I'm sad or there's something wrong with me, but I just feel tired. There is no reason for this because I slept enough and I didn't do anything out … Continue reading Wake up and keep fighting
Yesterday was a long day for me, and now I'm paying for that. I started the day at the gym at 8 am, that was the gym without air conditioner in the summer, near desert heat we're living with in Puerto Rico right now. (The power was out.) After the gym I came home, changed … Continue reading This morning I woke up feeling like I had a hangover
Don't we all have one of those days once in a while? A day when you feel like you're not all there, like you should have just kept sleeping or you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed? I had one of those yesterday and I don't know why; I got enough … Continue reading Absent-mindedness
I don't remember saying this, but if I wrote it, it must be true. This photo should be added to my blog post from July 21, 2015 "Deep down inside, I am still not a morning person". It clearly expresses my anger after being in this accident. I still had unresolved issues with this … Continue reading Getting better requires sleep