Still on that boat…

Strawberry blonde in a dizzy world!

Bony ass



I actually managed to go to the cinema (after a day in bed) the other day. I really worry about the cinema and we had not gone for a very long time. Not only do I have to worry about the nausea (aisle seat) and vertigo (steady escort…as in boyfriend not the paid type!) I just can’t get comfortable on those seats. I wriggle around from about 5 minutes into the film. I have now started to take one of my own cushions in – embarrassing or what?


Well, purely by accident we paid £2.50 extra for deluxe seats – LIFE CHANGING and worth EVERY penny!


Well that’s one less thing to worry about 🙂

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“Bony ass”

  1. Avatar November 26th, 2016 at 3:47 pm Snowy Says:

    Did you like the film? I didn’t see the twist coming…

  2. Avatar December 11th, 2016 at 12:14 pm Susan Cartwright Says:

    Yeah I’d read the book and was still pretty surprised by the ending and that’s the honest truth!

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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 😉