Category: Disability

Why I’m Taking a Chemo Drug

Three weeks ago, I took my first dose of Methtrexate (MTX), a chemotherapy agent, and an immuno-suppresant drug, after months of persistent, debilitating chronic pain.  It had begun in my foot early spring, and by […]

Organizing with Brain Injury

I used to be that student who started an assignment at 12AM the night before it was due, finished it at some wee hour of dawn, and submitted it to more or less make an […]

Our March for Brain Injury Awareness

This year’s hashtag/motto for Brain Injury Association of America‘s Brain Injury Awareness Month is #NotAloneInBrainInjury. The campaign for 2016~2017 is “Not Alone“: The Not Alone campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the […]

A Lesson in Slowing Down

I am a huge proponent of the importance of “Listening to Your Body.” If it’s tired, I’ve told countless frustrated survivors, it’s not being “lazy” to stop and rest. It’s a necessity. This goes for neuro-, […]

What is Executive Function Disorder?

After my last post (which was the beginning of #MyBrainInjuryJourney project), I was contacted by a few people who were interested in learning about Executive Function Disorder. This post is about this elusive disorder, which could make […]

My Lost “Motivation.”

Half a year after my craniotomy, I stopped taking my seizure medications. For the first time since middle school, I was no longer taking in prescription pills, and we all thought this was a new […]