Two days of independence

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

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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

Focus T25: Beta

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

Happy Mother’s Day

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

Long Day, driving lesson plus Focus T25

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

March for our lives

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

We are unstoppable 

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 

Share you unstoppable TBI story

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

Electroencephalogram

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

“My Beautiful Broken Brain”

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”

Something new every weekend, this weekend- Kayaking

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

Never give up

I would like to share two positive thoughts I ran into today, just because I think we all need some of these, whether you had or didn't have a bad day or are facing a difficult moment or not. I need to hear stuff like this every once in a while, just to remind me … Continue reading Never give up

I wish others understood that…

TBI survivors are capable of going on with our lives, it just becomes a little different. 14 Things People Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury Wish Others Understood Here's the things I wish others understood: 1-I used to say I was tired all the time, I really wasn't that tired, I was just lazy; now I … Continue reading I wish others understood that…

#BeBoldForChange

Today, March 8th is important for two reasons; first today I celebrate another accomplishment which my neurologist told me I shouldn't mention because I will curse it so now I'm scared to celebrate the big 23. But today is also International Women's Day, today is a day to celebrate all of our achievements. Today we … Continue reading #BeBoldForChange