Still on that boat…

Strawberry blonde in a dizzy world!

Almost there!



Well, I only have three days of IV’s left not that I’m counting or anything! I would be lying if I said I felt better. It has been a real challenge, having my head down the toilet for most of the time but it will be worth it if it works. The ‘Hospital at Home’ nurses have been a God send. lets face it when you feel that sick you just want your own bed (and bathroom for that matter!) so I have been really grateful that they have allowed me to do that.


I have had lots of (extra) support from family and friends, and I really do appreciate it thank you, the flowers have been beautiful.


I can’t wait to get this over and done with. I can have a shower without having to construct a massive waterproof (ish) glove with one hand every time and eat something a little more exciting that Dairylea on toast!


This had better work 🙂



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7 Comments to

“Almost there!”

  1. Avatar December 6th, 2014 at 3:26 pm Claire Says:

    Here’s hoping! Fingers crossed it works x

  2. Avatar December 7th, 2014 at 11:20 pm Julie Says:

    I feel sure you can get through this, you have been going from strength to strength, albeit via wobblyville! There’s light at the end of the tunnel xx

  3. Avatar December 8th, 2014 at 10:45 am Susan Cartwright Says:

    I really hope so Julie, thanks so much. I was in a heap on the floor yesterday so things can only get better! Xx

  4. Avatar December 8th, 2014 at 7:58 pm Jan (A gluttonous wife) Says:

    Hey Suse,
    I’ve just caught up on your blog, I really, really, really hope that the IV anti’s work for you!!! I’ll send you an email soon 🙂 love Jan x

  5. Avatar December 14th, 2014 at 2:02 pm Susan Cartwright Says:

    Yeah me too Jan, I hope you’re having more success? Xx

  6. Avatar December 8th, 2014 at 9:49 pm Emma Says:

    Yikes that’s a scary looking hand!! Hopefully you will feel less sick by Xmas and can enjoy your dinner! Xx

  7. Avatar December 14th, 2014 at 2:01 pm Susan Cartwright Says:

    Cheers Emma me too!

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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 😉