I had botox yesterday …

That was a sentence I never thought I'd write. 31 injections in total.  Across my eyebrows, around the top of my scalp, my hairline, down my neck and down to my shoulders. It wasn't to tackle the growing mountain of wrinkles on my face ... although that wouldn't have been such a bad idea. I... Continue Reading →

The Fear of Crying

Last night, eight of us were at a friend’s house for our Christmas do. I’d been looking forward to it all week. Everyone was in high spirits. I was trying to chop up some red chilis when I sensed the warning signs of an impending vertigo attack. A friend was asking me questions and I... Continue Reading →

Who are you?

Fear not, I'm not about to go all deep on you. But this has been the weirdest 24 hours. It started with some wooziness at lunchtime yesterday, which is par for the course, but developed into a full blown spin that left me lying prostrate on the floor, thirsty, but unable to get up because... Continue Reading →

The M word

Menieres has ruled my week this week. I’ve just realised that’s a first. I’ve named my condition in this blog. It's not a word I like. I think I naively hoped that if I wrote about my determination to overcome M, I’d somehow be able to will it out of existence … but unfortunately not. So... Continue Reading →

Dear Friends

I bloody love you. Last night, I had 2 horrid vertigo attacks. The first as I read my daughter a story. The second as I was lying in bed; it was so powerful and nausea-inducing that I emitted an involuntary wail and managed to wake Rhys from his sleep. An attack of vertigo always has... Continue Reading →

What does success mean to me?

I’ve been reflecting a lot on this question. Before I attempt to pick a path from the myriad of options that my inbox is now overflowing with (thank you friends and family for the precious bible you’ve given me), I need to take a big step back and think about my goal. I know I... Continue Reading →

Reaching out is a powerful drug

Reaching out to my friends and family through this blog has put me on a massive high. It’s one of the most life-affirming things I’ve ever done. Your replies have made me feel brave and empowered; two parts of my personality that have become rather lost in the last three years. I have grinned from... Continue Reading →

First steps

Whilst I wait for replies to my last blog post, I’ve been bingeing on podcasts and documentaries. There is a lot of dross out there, but, when you find a good series, it’s like hitting gold dust. Two series in particular have struck home. The Art of Design is a Netflix series about … yup,... Continue Reading →

The Beginning

I’m a 41 year old Londoner, wife, mother of two and ex-TV Producer. Ex because I can’t work, well not in the conventional sense; my health has drawn a deep, dark line in the sand and said “No” Three years ago I experienced a bout of vertigo on a flight to Barcelona. I spent the... Continue Reading →

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