Neck feels better but a storm is coming

That pain in the neck I mentioned last week didn't go away with the use of icy hot and yoga, and slowly got worse and kept moving up. The pain actually moved from the neck to my head. At first I thought I was crazy but was later told that is was a spasm and … Continue reading Neck feels better but a storm is coming

Wake up call

Today has been seven years since the day I officially woke up from the coma, the first day I showed any sign of acknowledging the people around me. I don't remember any of this but I was also probably thinking what is going's on? Where am I? I think all I could do was look … Continue reading Wake up call

Seven years later…

I didn't think about it, but writing this brings a lot of old feelings back. I can't help but look back at the last seven years of my life, at least what I can remember of them and the worst moments come to mind. From that very first memory that always makes me sad and … Continue reading Seven years later…

I was finally standing

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

Get support and give support

I think one of the many things that can help you heal from whatever situation you're going through is charing your experience and talking to other people. You never know how many others are out there going through the same thing and are ready to share their experience with you and help. I was reminded … Continue reading Get support and give support

Yoga Rehabilitation Therapy

I have taken yoga a few times and I have to admit it is relaxing, at least way more relaxing than doing any other exercise. I have also done aqua yoga, which is yoga in the water. I like that better because I love being in the water and movements are easier in the water. … Continue reading Yoga Rehabilitation Therapy

Music can change your brain 

The way music affects the brain has been very interesting to me since the moment I realize music helped me concentrate. I would study and read with my headphones on listening to whatever came up on my iPod. I would listen to music as I read all seven Harry Potter books, as I studied and … Continue reading Music can change your brain 

Intendu- Brain training and rehab video game

Check out this brain-training video game created by a neuroscientist after her father suffered a brain injury. Using this game, users can accomplish real-life tasks, like driving and cooking. Doing this combines physical movement to activate the whole neural network and also increases cognition and brain plasticity. Video games like Intendu one are used during … Continue reading Intendu- Brain training and rehab video game

Aquatic Therapy Bootcamp

I thought I knew how hard a therapist's job was from working as a summer camp counselor at Float Aquatic Therapy, but that wasn't even half the work. This weekend, I had the chance to participate in a three day workshop hosted by Float, in which we learned techniques and the basic principles of the … Continue reading Aquatic Therapy Bootcamp

More adventures for Indy and Sandy

We attended a puppy training seminar PetSmart was hosting today, with our two puppies. I don't mean to brag but everybody seems to agree that my puppies are adorable. I know people like puppies because they're so cute, but people really like my dogs; people kept stopping and petting my puppies at the store. They … Continue reading More adventures for Indy and Sandy

My time at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital 

When I was at my aunt's house last weekend, she game the stuff I left before I came back home. There I found two binders; one had information about Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, New York, where I went after I left the hospital in Syracuse. The other had my schedule for everyday I was … Continue reading My time at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital 

Day 1- I’m not quitting

Day one of my new healthy lifestyle went very well. I don't know if I'm doing this right because I'm not on a diet so I ate my cheeseburger and Ruffles chips with sour cream and onion dip for lunch, but the cheeseburger wasn't big. I also went to the gym after that, so that's … Continue reading Day 1- I’m not quitting

Happy 1st birthday Unstoppable Maria

I knew this day was coming, but I’ve had other things on my mind lately and I almost missed it, but it’s a big deal, at least to me. Today I celebrate the one-year anniversary of Unstoppable Maria. It has been a year of testing myself, to see if I can keep it up, and … Continue reading Happy 1st birthday Unstoppable Maria

Healing water

I think I have mentioned before that part of my therapy while I was rehabilitating from the accident was water therapy. Water therapy is a great way to get your body moving because there is no impact while you are in water, so this therapy included swimming, water aerobics, aquatic yoga, as well as cranial … Continue reading Healing water