The Milestones of Summer 2015

Madeline Uretsky Madeline Uretsky

As the summer is winding down, and I prepare to move back into my dorm, I’d like to reflect on a few recovery milestones. I spent the summer taking on various adventures with friends and family, starting a new exercise program, and interning at ChiroPro Performance Center in Acton, MA. Over the past three months, I have continued to take …

Reflecting on the Past Three Years with PCS

Madeline Uretsky Madeline Uretsky

Recently in my college writing class, I was assigned to write a paper on a learning experience. Naturally, I chose to write about living with a brain injury. I hope that this can be of help to anyone suffering, or any caregivers who may need hope. Sunglasses on, and slumped in my seat, I awaited the verdict at the first …

Gaining Back My Independence and Personality

Madeline Uretsky Madeline Uretsky

Prior to my injury, I was extremely energetic, bubbly, type A, and constantly talking. In addition to the many invisible symptoms I continue to suffer from such as headaches, noise sensitivity, and light sensitivity, my personality change was a symptom that was not so invisible to those who knew me well. It was a gradual process, but I finally regained …

Tackling the College Process

Madeline Uretsky Madeline Uretsky

My educational process has been accomplished in baby steps over the past three years. After suffering my injury, I started by missing three straight months of school during my sophomore year, then attending school for two hours daily while being tutored in one class at a time. My next step was to make up three missed classes over the summer …