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
Yes we are, we all are and don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise. You and me and everyone else fighting this battle is a champion. We each fight our own battles and become stronger after every they are done. Keep fighting and don't give up because you can do it, I know you can. … Continue reading You are strong
Every year, on October 31 I come around this great memory. This was one of my proudest days during rehabilitation. I had been working hard for months I was still not able do do anything by myself, when after six months, I was able to stand. That's it, standing, which now I take for granted … Continue reading I was finally standing
This is the best way to show how angry I was six years ago, while I was still in the first stages of my recovery and I saw no way out. There were dark moments, like when I wrote this status update, when I would hit rock bottom, I was angry and would take it … Continue reading I’m just happy to be ok
Today I saw, for the first time, Me before you. I had not watched it before because it seemed like it would be one of those movies which you fall in love with the character and then something tragic happens, but another writer recommended it to me for help with my book. I was looking for … Continue reading Be positive and don’t lose hope
I have absolutely no idea how this morning I forgot the most important thing I have to do every morning. I would kick myself if I could right now. I didn't realize that I screwed up until 8:00 PM, when I was taking my nightly doze of Keppra and Vimpat, my epilepsy medicine, that I … Continue reading How could I forget?
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