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Strawberry blonde in a dizzy world!

Hitting the town!

April5

Having ANOTHER duvet day today, I literally can’t get my head off the pillow.

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It’s ‘payback’ for my trip out with my Dad yesterday which was a flippin nightmare. I had started to feel a bit better and so we thought we would go out for lunch and try and go around a couple of shops. Yes, me poor old Dad has been so worried about me he was prepared to go shopping to cheer me up – brave man! Well to cut a long story short it ended up with passing out and hitting my head on the wooden floor of the pub we’d gone in. No I hadn’t been drinking the hard stuff before you joke, it wasn’t even midday! Embarrassing. I just had to lay there as I couldn’t get up, eventually I managed to get to a chair and rest my head on the table for half hour (I must have looked absolutely battered!).Dad had a couple of pints (for the shock of course) I think he was feeling lucky I’d passed out in a place that served alcohol and not say Topshop. Mum’s feeling a bit cheated as I only manage to pass out in Waitrose when I’m with her! The landlady was very understanding (after we convinced her not to call an ambulance) and made me a lovely cup of tea with a sugar in it. I didn’t like to ask for decaf (or a scone!), bless her! The most annoying thing of the whole day was that the only thing I managed to buy was some more supplements (which clearly aren’t doing a huge amount!).

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I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers today from Claire and Dave which really brightened up my day and gave me something pretty to look at.

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I think i’ll take it easy for the next few days (probably wont have a choice in that) as I don’t want to risk another incident. It would be so much easier not to leave the house ever again. I can have a good flick through my gardening magazine (cheers Marcus and Sophy) and plan what to grow this summer if this cold weather ever goes away! Can’t beat a bit of basil 😉

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Well at least the dog’s happy (I think he’s waiting for a rerun of One Man and His Dog). He always makes me laugh!

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“Hitting the town!”

  1. Avatar April 5th, 2013 at 4:46 pm Snowy Says:

    Sounds like you are having a rubbish time! On the up side you could write a book with all this material! Your dad must have been shocked!


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Who am I?

Was – independent, intelligent (with plenty of dizzy moments), successful, busy, funny (depending on how much Prosecco I and the people around me had!), quite stressed out but overall happy, without even realising how lucky I was.

Now  – ? just a mess really! I was diagnosed with Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV) eight years ago when my life changed dramatically. It’s a variant of migraine that means I feel dizzy and tired nearly all of the time. If I try and do anything ‘normal’ this sparks of vertigo which gradually gets worse and worse until I pass out unless I lie down for hours, sometimes days. What this means is I spend 90% of my time in bed in a quiet dark room. Normal activities like shopping, walking, going anywhere bright or busy, the cinema even visiting friends who have patterned wallpaper or a gravel drive is a nightmare!

I’m continually trying new medications, all of them with quite nasty side effects (worsening of vertigo, weight loss, hair loss and sense of humour loss to name but a few) to try and find the magic one that will work for me. Fingers crossed the one I’m on now will work, time will tell.

A good friend set up this website so I could become a ginger whinger. No I’m kidding, so people can understand what I’m going through and maybe it would help me to have a bit of a rant. I have quite a dark sense of humour, I think that’s the only reason I haven’t gone completely bonkers! I clearly don’t have the most exciting of lives but I live in a small village with some entertaining characters and I’m always having blond moments (I blame the meds but I’ve always been a bit dappy!). Who knows I may even get better, and I can assure you life will be filled with amazing adventures then!

Scrap that! After zillions of Consultants all saying that they know what’s wrong with me and that they can get me better. Endless drugs and procedures I was finally Diagnosed with Chronic Lyme which was great – until I find out that nobody in the UK has a clue how to treat it. That complicates things some what 😉

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