This week, I waited anxiously as the plumbers and tile people worked to finish my bathroom. One day the finished the tiles, another they installed my shower, then my toilet and vanity. It took forever and finally today, they finished my faucet. We knew he would have it ready today so we were ready to … Continue reading My bathroom is done!
After a brief break from the remodeling, we got some work done today. It wasn't much, but I felt like I actually knew what I was doing, so my mom and I were trying to finish putting together one of the Ikea cabinets for my kitchen. Everything went well after I moved some screws that … Continue reading Hard work continues
I'm happy to say I have completed the Focus T25 videos, all 10 weeks and I am alive. There really was nothing to be scared of, at least as long as you do it at your own speed and level. That's exactly what I did, I followed the modifier when I had to and followed … Continue reading Focus T25- I finished!
This weekend I was finally trusted to spend two nights at home by myself. It wasn't safe for me to stay alone before in case I had a seizure, but being over three years seizure free, I earned the trust to spend a weekend by myself. I wasn't alone, I had my dogs. I spent … Continue reading Two days of independence
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
I made it through the first five weeks of Focus T-25! Those first five weeks were the Alpha version, which I supposed were a little bit easier than the second part of the program, which is Beta. Today I started the five weeks of Beta and I was right, this second part is harder. It's … Continue reading Focus T25: Beta
Today I want to take the chance to, once again, thank my mom for always being there for us (my brother and me), through the good and the bad and never, ever letting us down. We disagree sometimes, she gets nervous when I drive, but some people don't even want to get in the car … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
Yesterday was a weird day, I wanted to drive since I have improved a lot but something just wasn't right yesterday. I can't blame anyone, not the car, not the Sunday drivers, or the messed up streets, there was something wrong with me, either being tired, nervous or just scared, but I had trouble keeping … Continue reading Long Day, driving lesson plus Focus T25
Yesterday's demonstration to enforce gun control in the U.S. was a demonstration of strength and courage from students, parents, teachers and all the people who want a change. We have all just had enough of mass shootings, of being scared to even go to school, and the success of this demonstration was something worth noticing … Continue reading March for our lives
So look at what I found today: I think it was just sitting around in that Hobby Lobby waiting for me to find it and of course I had to have it. The only thing better than that was finding another one that said María but that's asking for too much. Finding that just made … Continue reading We are unstoppable
All TBI survivors are strong, brave and most of all, unstoppable, we all are and I would like to share not just my story, but your stories too. Everyone's story needs to be shared with the world to create awareness, help others and to learn from one another. This is why I decided to share … Continue reading Share you unstoppable TBI story
Like I said yesterday, today I was getting an EEG. I had 24 electrodes glued and taped to my head. These are all connected to a recorder that I'm have to carry around like a purse, except it's not really that cute. Each of the cables from the electrodes is a different color and that's … Continue reading Electroencephalogram
One of our routes while walking our dogs include crossing an avenue. We cross it on a curve where it's clearly marked for crossing and where we can see if cars are coming. I always take my time making sure there are no cars coming or that a car has stopped to let us cross. … Continue reading Facing my fears
When Lotje Sodderland had a stroke at age 34, she started filming her life from her iPhone when she woke up, two days later. She filmed everything because she wanted to remember. This later came together in a documentary called My Beautiful Broken Brain. The documentary begins showing us her cerebral hemorrhage. After she regains … Continue reading “My Beautiful Broken Brain”
What a great weekend! We stayed at an Airbnb which was better than a hotel; it was a huge house at walking distance to the beach. Because it was a beach house, it had 4 one-person kayaks, and at first I was doubting going on one because I didn't know if I would be able … Continue reading Something new every weekend, this weekend- Kayaking