Wednesday, June 16, 2010

An Awesome Day

Well, I know I haven't written anything in a couple of week. Ever since the media story on TBI came out I have been busy and emotional. I think about how could this have happened to me. But at the same time I feel that I rather go thru this myself instead of somebody else. I have the support from family and friends that really gives me the strength to drive on.
I'm not writing too much about my treatment because I don't want to make. this blog redundant and boring. I recently started taking a medication for attention and I got to tell you it works like a charm. I have been resistant on taking medications in the past but I am glad I gave this one a chance. I have made some great progress in the last month. It feels like I broke the wall that I hit. My balance is almost to a minute which I am very excited about. It becomes frustrating when I get dizzy and get vertigo. At times it felt that I couldn't do a lot of things. Jimmy, the Physical Therapist, is working on retraining the brain on what movements the body has to do to maitain balance. So, yeahhhh, we have moved up from the YES and NO exercises.
During Occupational Therapy, Raquel put me on the computer to do some attention sustainment word games. The game consisted of a lot of syllables scrambled and I had to make words based on a given subject. Doing this was a little bit challenging but even though I was below the median I think that I will get better at it. Last night before going to bed Roxana and I did about 5 of these games. She had to slow down for me. Man, she's fast.
I had 2 Speech Therapy sessions. The first one was fluency, which I honestly don't like. I feel embarrassed at time. But I did drive on and did it. The second one was cognitive-memory. On this one I was very impressed. Claudia read me some articles and she asked me questions about it after. I was amaze to see that my memory is getting better. I was able to recall an average of 80% without help on the 1st article. This article was kind of story telling like. The second article was informational and I had a harder time recalling it. But I think I recalled about 70% independently. It was a great session and I felt a big sense of accomplishment.
While I was at Mentis yesterday I was approached by Jose, the administrator and he handed me a letter. This was the most special letter I have received in my life. It was from a lady that I had talked on the phone last week. I have no words to describe what I felt. Feeling the support from somebody that you don't know its amazing and life changing. Simone, thank you. I will alway be thankful from what you and your family did and I will always treasure that letter.
Today, we have the support group here at Ft. Bliss. We are having a workshop on TaiChi. I'm really looking forward to it.
Until next time.
God bless you all.
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