Still on that boat…

Strawberry blonde in a dizzy world!

Home sweet home


Yay I’m in my new home and I absolutely love it!


I won’t lie it has been tough having to do so much more for myself (thanks Mum!). I have had a couple of days crawling around on my hands and knees but it has been worth it. Overall I’m feeling much better!


I have a few more furniture ‘projects’ on the go. It has been so much fun having something productive and enjoyable to do that doesn’t involve much movement or energy expenditure. Although you never see Anna Ryder Richardson in such a mess do you?


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6 Comments to

“Home sweet home”

  1. Avatar February 28th, 2014 at 10:21 pm Jan Bennett Says:

    Well Done Suse!!!!! Happy house warming, if I lived closer I’d pop over with cake!!
    love Jan xxxx so proud of you xxx

  2. Avatar March 1st, 2014 at 1:11 pm Susan Cartwright Says:

    Ha ha that would be so nice Jan – just need to get cracking with that teleportation device 😉 Thanks so much for you’re support it means a lot 🙂

  3. Avatar March 1st, 2014 at 10:23 am Snowy Says:

    So excited for you sues – must be awesome to have your own place! Hope the furniture projects go well!

  4. Avatar March 1st, 2014 at 1:12 pm Susan Cartwright Says:

    Yes the one I’m working on at the moment is a little errr shall we say interesting? Thanks so much for all you’re encouragement Reuben it really means a lot xx

  5. Avatar March 1st, 2014 at 9:34 pm Emma Says:

    Can’t see the effects of the Botox in that one Sues, close up please x

  6. Avatar March 3rd, 2014 at 10:27 pm Susan Cartwright Says:

    Ha ha I wouldn’t wish that on anyone 😉

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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 😉