2020 has been a Really bad year for a lot of people starting March. But for me it has been the worst year of my life since January. Yes even worse than 2018 when I first had my brain injury, because at least that year I had hope, determination, and progress. This year has been… Read More 2020: The World stands still; I still struggle to stand
The road to recovery is full of detours. I have not updated in so long because there hasn’t been much progress to share. Instead I have regressed a bit since August. After my last post I did a one mile walk and was working on walking independently. Everything was going really well until I started… Read More One step forward, two steps backwards
I’m not sure if anyone noticed that I always mute my videos. I hate how my voice sounds and how slow I speak. But then I was asked to talk in front of a bunch of medical professionals, and I accepted because I figured it would be less embarrassing to do it in front of… Read More Finding My Voicce
How I relearned how to swallow without choking. I remember begging for water because I was so thirsty. I was having trouble swallowing so was only allowed to have one ice cube every every 15 or so minutes to suck on. I would always beg for more, and depending on who was around I usually… Read More The Thirst Was Real
It has been 328 days since the day my heart stopped beating , which prevented oxygen from going to my brain, resulting in damage to my brain aka my brain injury. It feels like it was just yesterday, but also feels like a lifetime has passed since then. And I’m still struggling everyday. I still… Read More Started From The Bottom Now I’m Here
I know I promised quicker updates after the last post. But, once I started typing ( in my case, talk to texting), I realized I had so much to say t I could write a novel! And this is a blog so I have to keep it short-ish and sweet. What I’m going to do… Read More Seeing is believing (in myself)
Read part 1 here When I first woke up, I had no idea where I was. My voice didn’t sound like it was mine. It was raspy and harsh because my vocal cords damaged from the intubation tube. However, that didn’t matter to my family or friends. They were so happy just to… Read More (part 2) – Is this real life?
Imagine waking up in a room connected to wires, tubes and IV’s with no recollection of how you got there; waking up delirious and delusional, seeing the world around you through blurry vision; not being able to move your own body, as if you have no control over it; waking up and seeing people walk… Read More part 1 -What happened? How bad is it?
Let’s talk about HOW MUCH I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Hymn for the Weekend by Coldplay featuring Beyonce. I have watched the video repeatedly since I first saw it like a day ago. And I’m really upset that there are people out there who are so offended by the video. I think it’s beautiful! Why do we… Read More Let’s Take a Moment to Appreciate “Hymn for the Weekend”
This week, my TimeHop app brought back something I had posted on Facebook 3 years ago. It was this quote from a Humans of New York photo with a taxi driver who was hesitating to pose with his cab. This post is so significant, not just because my dad drives a cab, but because it… Read More Yellow Cab Chronicles