I admit to finding most of my writing groove back. I mean since Sunday, I have clicked Publish like four good times. Hmm, isn’t that groovy and promising enough to make up for the ‘groogy’ days when Shaggy pays that unwelcome visit? Is my mind just running hay way? And so I come to the post for tonight (or whatever time it is in your globe).
I had a running stomach (yes funny to admit it but I do) since Sunday evening and I first thought to ignore it. It didn’t go and I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t think straight nor remember what I’ll do for my boys as a “first aid measure” before rushing them to the hospital. I forgot about sugar/salt solution and all. I only remembered Banana and Rice. And yet the discomfort wouldn’t go. It got me running to call my mum (yes like that 5 year old). I answered all her questions to my best, and she ‘prescribed’ lots raging from Stout, to Carrots, Charcoal toast, SS Water and all. Hmm, by publish time, I have been 6 hours free of the ‘runs’. It’s not the case for all I know, but my whatever point here is three fold:
1) What happens when our brains are running? Do we brave it to seek for help? Sometimes we are so scared/ashamed or both. The BRAIN runs into coming trucks and crashes in all directions with shattered pieces all over – what next now? Maybe we didn’t even know what it was in the first place, and tried to ignore it right?
2) What happens if we seek for help and get the wrong help (misdiagnosis) or no help at all? or even get so shabbily treated like some cases I have and still read of? I can tell it happens lot of the time and many will end up becoming just another figure to add or substract like my brother became.
3) What happens when those without “running brains” come across or are consulted by those with “running brains”? Do they/we readily offer support and encourage them on even only with a smile, I mean like we’ll do someone with a “running stomach; or are they/we ready to shun and shame and stigmatize such further?
Dear gentle readers and followers with this lightly titled post of mine, I take my leave from the blogsphere till then!