Tag: Traumatic Brain Injury
Over the last eleven years I have heard bits and pieces from different people of what really happened the night I got ran over. Last weekend, when two of my friends from college visited Puerto Rico, they told me what they remember from that night. Apparently, I was supposed to meet them at one of … Continue reading My friends told me about the night of my accident
It has been eight years since my last seizure. That’s 96 months,about 417 weeks, 2,920 days and over 70,000 hours my body has been working, along with my medications, to keep my brain’s electrical rhythms in balance. Being seizure free I have been able to travel, work two jobs, and exercise at least 5 days … Continue reading Eight years seizure free!
To begin March, I would like to remind everyone that it’s Brain Injury Awareness Month. I just realized that in the last couple of years I forgot to celebrate or acknowledge it, not posting anything about it in March. However it is important to me to try to make my audience, however small it may … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness Month
February 13, 2023 is International Epilepsy Day, a day that provides “a platform for people with epilepsy to share their experiences and stories with a global audience.” This is important because epilepsy is “one of the world’s oldest known medical conditions”, there is still misunderstanding, fear, and reluctance to learn and talk about it. This … Continue reading International Epilepsy Day 2023
Ten years ago today was the third and last surgery on my cranium after the accident I was in nine months before in May. Even though it has been a decade, I still remember how terrified I was during the days before and the day of the operation. I remember still being awake as the … Continue reading September 21, 2012
As of yesterday, April 8, 2022, I am officially seven years seizure free! I didn’t have time to write a celebratory blog post like I do every year but that doesn’t mean I was not happy of telling everyone I could about it. I almost thought I didn’t make it earlier this week when because … Continue reading 7 years seizure free!
I got my EEG results today. I wanted the results to show that there was absolutely no seizure activity anymore so I could be taken off the anti seizure medication. I knew that wasn’t going to happen so I just hoped for something more realistic like it not getting worse. The EEG showed just that; … Continue reading EEG results- Still seizure free!
This morning I had an appointment with my neurologist over the phone. I was anxiously waiting for this appointment because today he would give me the results of the EEG I had in December. He didn’t mention anything at first, which I was sure was a good sign, but I still wanted to know so … Continue reading Five years seizure free!
When my neurologist tells me I need to get another electroencephalogram, I feel a little anxious. I don’t like the thought of having cables glued to my scalp for a whole day and not being able to do anything but stay home, anyway I have to get the EEG. They use this to detect electrical … Continue reading My latest electroencephalogram
I can’t help but be impressed by the amazing things TBI survivors do. The most recent one I found out about is ABC journalist Bob Woodruff. Bob suffered a serious injury in Iraq in 2006. He was there covering the Palestinian elections and was later visiting the troops. He and Doug Vogt, camera man, were … Continue reading Rogue Trip
Eight years! Who thought eight years ago today I would be, well stuck at home all day? Ok yeah, maybe some people thought that might be the case, but it wouldn’t have been for the same reason. I don’t think eight years ago anybody thought we would be quarantined and dealing with a pandemic. Who … Continue reading Eight years!
Every year the month of March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Today, March 4, on Brain Injury Awareness day, four representatives introduced the TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act. This legislation is intended to “implement several measures to better train law enforcement for interactions with individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic … Continue reading TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act
It's Christmas! It's finally here, the happiest season 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
Today I found the description I wrote four years ago of a seizure. https://unstoppablemaria.com/2015/08/13/if-i-cant-speak-im-tired-everything-hurts-and-i-dont-understand-why-it-means-i-had-a-seizure/ This was the first time I was able to put into words what it was like having and what happens during seizure . Yes, that seizure is the only one I remember but I still don't know why I was able … Continue reading What happened during a seizure