Still on that boat…

Strawberry blonde in a dizzy world!



My trip to Sardinia for a yoga break was once again brilliant. I’m not sure what my favourite time of day was?

The amazing yoga with a great teacher on a yoga deck overlooking the sea first thing:


Having a post yoga swim in the sea:


Chilling out with the girls around the pool or at the beach (we were told off for talking to much – shocking!):



Hearing (or sometimes saying) ‘is it beer o’clock yet?’ when sitting around the pool:


The first prosecco at the pool bar in the evening:


Giggling with good friends at dinner:


Then repeat the next day. A fabulous break!

It was wonderful to feel more like a normal person for a week, I really did give my abs the biggest work out ever from all the laughing! I’m having another rough time now on more antibiotics for suspected Lyme disease but it’s really helping having such great memories to think about 🙂

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  1. Avatar October 10th, 2014 at 6:47 pm Emma Says:

    Looks ace Sues. Must say you’re still looking astonishingly attractive – Botox clearly works in some ways, if not therapeutically!! 🙂 x

  2. Avatar October 14th, 2014 at 4:50 pm Susan Cartwright Says:

    Ha ha cheers Emma I’m glad it wasn’t a complete waste of time then!

  3. Avatar October 11th, 2014 at 5:49 pm Snowy Says:

    +1 for looking hot!

  4. Avatar October 14th, 2014 at 4:48 pm Susan Cartwright Says:

    It was pretty warm out there!

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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 😉