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2021

Goodbye and thank you, 2021! Welcome, 2022!

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2021 has been the year when I started to accept (and even celebrate!) my new status as ABI affected (and survivor). It’s not a little thing. ABI is shocking ...

Epilepsy in the context of ABI

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A nervous system is similar to an electrical circuit. If you cut an electrical circuit, an accidental connection between two points of different potential ca...

Other symptoms derived from amnesia

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When most people hear about memory deficits or memory problems, they tend to just think about forgetting trivial things like what they ate yesterday. But the...

The importance of personal projects

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Maybe one of the most important pieces of my ongoing recovery is having personal projects I can invest my time and energy in. Of course, my main project now ...

Neuroplasticity: why is it important

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A brain injury recovery and rehabilitation (at least partial rehabilitation) is possible thanks to a property of neural networks called neural plasticity or ...

Time confusion after my brain surgery

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I think one of the most difficult to explain consequence of my brain injury is time confusion. If someone asks you what day we are on, you’ll probably be abl...

Physical sequels of a brain surgery (II)

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Before being hospitalized, I used to do running workouts three or four times a week, depending on several factors. Also, I liked taking part in running races...

Physical sequels of a brain surgery (I)

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Most people relate the brain with thoughts and mental processes, but the brain also plays a main role in our physical feelings and movements. If something to...

How it all started

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I seem to remember having rare headaches in December 2019. I asked her because they only were manifested with what is called Valsalva maneuvers, like sneezin...

Hello and welcome!

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Hello and welcome! I’m Juan Ramírez, a 37-year-old software developer working at Telefónica (but now on sick leave). I decided to write this blog in March 20...

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