When I first heard of the Coronavirus spread, the first question I had was if it would increase my risk of seizures, if it would cause one, even while I'm on medication or if it increased the risk of coronavirus. People with epilepsy are not immunocompromised so it does not put us at a higher … Continue reading Epilepsy and COVID-19
Well, we did it, we survived the first week in isolation. Congratulations! Now, it's the weekend and we have nowhere to go because we still can't go out. It's Sunday and we can't go grocery shopping, I mean some people go but we really shouldn't, can't go to the movies or out for that Sunday … Continue reading We survived the first week
We have been in quarantine or isolation or whatever you want to call it since Sunday. That makes today day 6 of quarantine and I know a lot of people are running out of things to do, even if you made a schedule for your days you cannot work or exercise or watch movies all … Continue reading Quarantine day 6
Working from home is not as easy as we would have hoped but with the Coronavirus virus Outbreak we have to. This is a little inconvenient for those like me who don’t have their own desk but still tried to find a comfortable place to work. You will finally find a place through trial an … Continue reading Working from home
So I’m not really sure how long this social distancing has been because I don’t know when I should have started counting. Was it Sunday or Monday? It doesn’t really matter anyway because it doesn’t change the fact that we can’t go out. I’m not complaining about this, I actually think it has been good … Continue reading Social distancing day 3 or 4
As of last night, Puerto Rico is in quarantine and will be for at least two weeks. The governor had to take these drastic measures to ensure the safety of the island and although this will be tough on our already weak economy, it has to be done for the safety of the Puerto Rican … Continue reading Social distancing: Day 1
I can't end the year without thanking everyone for reading and/or following my blog and for liking what I post. This means the world to me and makes me so happy. I hope you stay with me in this new year as I keep expressing myself. I also hope you all have a fresh start … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I just finished walking and running for an hour on my treadmill. Well, it was more like walking for 57 minutes and running for three, but whatever, I walked for an hour. As I walked for the last few minutes, even though I was tired of walking, I was happy. I thought there must be … Continue reading So that’s why I’m happy
It's Christmas! It's finally here, the happiest tone 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
As I mentioned last week I started Focus T-25 for the second time. I'm only half way into a 10 routine and during my workout I was wondering why I'm doing this to myself. This thought often comes to mind when I get tired, when I want to stop, but I keep pushing myself because … Continue reading I won’t give up, I’m doing the best I can
A year ago today I finished all ten weeks of Focus-T25 and I was so proud of myself. I spent a whole year thinking about doing it all over again but always gave up on the idea, until today. When I saw that it had already been a year, I just thought what are you … Continue reading Focus T-25: Here we go again
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
It's March again and you know what that means? Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every year different organizations have different campaigns to celebrate this month, like #ChangeYourMind from the Brain Injury Association of America or the best one I've seen so far #notinvisible. This campaign is being used by Faces of TBI, a movement started by … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness Month 2019
It amazes me how I can see more research being done on Traumatic Brain Injuries every day, sometimes without even looking for information. For example yesterday, a close friend shared a link with me on Facebook about a student's research on TBI. This student just received a prize from the American Academy of Technology for … Continue reading What do a fruit fly and a Traumatic Brain Injury have in common?
I did it, six years ago I learned how to walk again. If you ask me today how I did it I can only say I did it with a lot of hard work and a even more patience. It takes a lot of persistence, desire to move forward and even more faith in yourself. … Continue reading You can get back up again