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 ……….

Don’t Panic, Captain Mainwaring!!

Don’t Panic, Captain Mainwaring!!

April 19, 2013
Well the energy hasn’t come back yet, still sleeping most of the time. I’m surprised there is anything to write, I’m constantly in bed, ha! Been back and forwards to docs, mainly panic attacks. It just seems like I can’t breathe, and my left chest is sore.  It’s not...
My American chauffeur has left.  Now, how do I drive?

My American chauffeur has left. Now, how do I drive?

April 15, 2013
It’s been a lot easier in the last two weeks with having my ‘big’ little brother around to help. When he heard I wasn’t well he flew all the way over from America to see how I was and help out.  He had a stroke when he was younger so he knows how limiting it can be. ...
Holiday Snaps

Holiday Snaps

April 3, 2013
Made myself a double appointment to see my doctor when I got home. I never knew you could get double appointments, but it's just as well I did.  The doctor spent probably the whole of the first part of the appointment faffing around saying OMG you’ve had a...
Well that was some holiday! Glad I was insured…

Well that was some holiday! Glad I was insured…

March 29, 2013
I always wondered what it was like having a two week holiday. I’ve only ever managed 10 days max because I’m always so busy. So did I chill out? Was it all party time? Eh, NO! Apparently it was a stroke. That was after staying in a ‘wellness room’ at the hotel....