Still on that boat…

Strawberry blonde in a dizzy world!

Bang head here!



Sorry for the radio silence. I had a nice Christmas but it was so easy to compare to previous Christmas periods when I have managed to do far more, it was rather disappointing. The diet has been going really well, I had to have a day off on Christmas day – it’s simply not Christmas without roast potato’s, gravy and lots of wine! Like many people I have really got into the super healthy diet since New Year. I have to say I have a new found respect for people on diets. I have always been fortunate to be slim and quite athletic so I’ve never really had to restrict much before – it’s so hard, its like a full time job just trying to work out what I can eat each day.


I was reading a thriller the other night and the lead character mentioned a cheese baguette. I’ve never been crazy about cheese or bread but the though of that cheese baguette was all encompassing. I have absolutely know idea who did the murder in the end  and what’s more I don’t really care I’d kill just for bread so I can’t judge! I think I have had a bit more energy so that’s spurred me on to continue with the strict diet. We are so lucky in this day and age that there are so many amazing recipes on the internet, even had some great ones out of the paper and Tesco’s magazine. I love these Paleo banana pancakes for breakfast.


Although I have been quite creative with experimental baking to try and have nice things that are aloud on the diet I was very excited to find Paleo friendly ice cream in Waitrose!


I had my hair all chopped for a change and a waitress in a Thai Restaurant that we frequently go to said I looked like Marilyn Monroe. We all fell about laughing as I’m about as curvy as a ruler and GINGER but a girl has to take a complement when she can ay?!?


I’m seeing my Specialist tomorrow, I have no clue what he will suggest – I suspect he may just start banging his head on the desk and I may just join him!


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“Bang head here!”

  1. Avatar January 23rd, 2016 at 7:46 pm Emma Says:

    Hey Sues, what did the specialist say?

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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 😉