Cath’s Blog

cath atkin

Hi and welcome to my blog. My blog dates back to early 2013 when I suffered a stroke and records my journey and experiences as I progressed through my recovery and beyond. I have tried to share my thoughts and feelings and convey the highs and lows of life after stroke and coming to terms with a serious health condition. I hope my writing manages to inspire you in some small way and you continue to enjoy following my journey as it unfolds ……….

Wake up energised

Wake up energised

October 10, 2018
Aiming to wake up energised, I began to consider what tips would help me sleep better.  Wishing to really get to understand how to get the best night sleep I can, has led me to bring you this guest blog from an American site called Tuck. A well sourced website...
Improve my sleep

Improve my sleep

May 30, 2018
The purchase of my new Fitbit, has got me looking into my sleep patterns again, looking at how I can improve my sleep.  Sleep, has to be one of the most under-rated healing practice’s we can undertake. Prior to having a stroke in 2013, I had little idea how sleep...
Missing Blogs

Missing Blogs

Where are all my missing blogs for the last year and a half? It looks like I have fallen off the planet for 18 months.  Did you think I had disappeared?  No such luck.  I am continuing to not only survive but thrive. Within the last 18 months, I have had many missed...
Spoon Theory living with chronic fatigue

Spoon Theory living with chronic fatigue

February 22, 2018
I had a discussion on my Eat On Warfarin, Face Book page last week.   A story was mentioned that I had not heard for a while.  It is a simple and brilliant theory which explains what it is like living with sickness and chronic fatigue.  This is The Spoon Theory by...
Warfarin and Vitamin K: New Book Out Now

Warfarin and Vitamin K: New Book Out Now

October 5, 2016
My new book ‘Warfarin and the effects of Vitamin K and Protein’ is now available. The eagerly anticipated next chapter in my journey as a warfarin user is out now. In this new book I explore Warfarin and Vitamin K interactions and the effect of high protein diets on...
I think that I forgot to take my Warfarin!

I think that I forgot to take my Warfarin!

June 2, 2016
For a scary moment I couldn’t remember if I forgot to take my Warfarin, or not… … I don’t think I forgot to take my Warfarin, but I can’t remember taking the pills.  It’s now 9 o’clock at night.  I try to think how many tablets were left in the pack after taking them...
WordPress…easy to use?!?

WordPress…easy to use?!?

September 21, 2015
There is one thing that I find really annoying – my brain struggles with processing and problem solving since my stroke. After my stroke, I was assessed by a psychologist as I was rapidly going towards a depressive state.  My brain function was tested to see what...
Too many treats???

Too many treats???

September 18, 2015
Well my INR has dropped a bit. I’ve gone from 3.0, at my last check, to 1.9.  I have been travelling a lot and I do find it harder to keep to my usual diet… and find myself having little treats now and then. Well, I’m away from home!  It’s like being on little...
Meditation and Interrupting the pattern…

Meditation and Interrupting the pattern…

August 28, 2015
I’ve got a couple of friends staying with me – one from up north and one from down south. We decided that, given we were all into meditation and alternative healing, we would visit the nearby Buddhist temple.  The temple is not far from where I stay so I have been...
Train or car? train or car? train or car?… Train

Train or car? train or car? train or car?… Train

August 17, 2015
Here I am, not long back from London, and now I need to go to Glasgow. In my last post about going to London I mentioned that my confidence really seems to have taken a battering.  I used to think nothing of driving for miles in the car.  But now I refuse to drive 1.5...