Tuesday, 5 March 2013

blogging for the brain?

Now then, let's not all die of shock at the sudden 'productivity' on this little blog. I have been struggling enormously with my brain, and it has been fighting me at every possible opportunity and has, for the most part, got the better of me...

I wondered whether writing more often might actually help my brain to process info, and to fire on more cylinders than the half-of-one it seems to be running on just lately. This is an experiment in trying to heal my brain. Should I start a whole new blog dedicated to my disappearing neurons? I'll try it out here, and you can let me know what you think...

Firstly, one can assume that the posts will likely be disjointed and perhaps not even coherent, so I will totally understand if you are just left confused; consider that confusion a small gift of insight into the struggles of this little Loris's brain matter.

For quite some months now things have not been well in those little grey cells. Quite apart from the obvious traumas of two TIAs in the last quarter of 2012, I seem to be having more and more problems with my memory. We are now at the stage where I can no longer remember whether I have taken my medication. It really is just as well that I have FINALLY been taken of my anti-arrhythmia medications - yeehaw! - or I might be in dire straits.

That said, my blood might be clotting quite nicely in my veins for all I know. Best write a note-to-self re another blood test then... so many things to remember, so few neurons to do it... ;)

Anyway, back to the original point, which is the experiment to see whether my writing gibberish can improve my concentration and cognitive processing abilities. I am waiting for a brain scan to see what damage there is to my poor cerebrum.

We all know by now that I am endlessly fascinated by the quirks of my mortal coil and consider what a terrible shame it is that too many of the medics I meet forget that each quirk bit is connected to another to form a whole person and thus fail to address the assembling gaggle of glitches with any degree of seriousness. Well, except for one rather exceptional medic, known simply as "Ooh, 'e's a lovely man! (you don't mind waiting to see 'im you know.)" (or, Dr O'Halm, if you'll allow), on account of the way people talk about him whilst waiting in the outpatient department! One mention of the dreadful dizziness that has plagued me daily for almost 8 months now, and he ordered ECG tests over a week (revealed nothing - or rather the dizzies are not cardiogenic); then ordered brain scan (waiting for this to happen) too see if it's a brain thing... and chased up the hormone docs and a bazillion other things... see - he understands that the whole person just so happens to be made of many smaller parts that all need to work together....

Hmmmm, one body, many parts... Kinda reminds me of something else. Oh yes. Church! But that is a whole other topic of conversation.

Anyway, If you have any other ideas on how to help my flagging neuro-gloop, please let me know. I will endeavour to write something else this week...



  1. neuro-gloop is my word of the week ;-D

  2. It is a very technical term. Make sure you use it at work. They will be most impressed. :D