Welcome to Recovery!

Recovery is an organisation consisting of people who have recovered from ME/CFS or other illnesses often labelled “medically unexplained”. Our goal is to provide hope and understanding through their experiences and insights. Read and search their stories below!

Alex Bermingham

“My whole world and understanding of things had been turned upside down, in the best way possible”

Bjørne Skarbøe

“I ended up bedbound 24 hours a day, needing help to be fed, but if others could get well…”

Emil, Leif og Lucie Størmer

“Emil learnt to control his focus by himself, and then things improved very quickly”

Alex Bermingham

“My whole world and understanding of things had been turned upside down, in the best way possible”

Bjørne Skarbøe

“I ended up bedbound 24 hours a day, needing help to be fed, but if others could get well…”

Emil, Leif og Lucie Størmer

“Emil learnt to control his focus by himself, and then things improved very quickly”

Dan Neuffer

“My message to all ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and POTS sufferers is ‘don’t lose hope!'”

Arild Berg

“To me ME is no great mystery”

Espen Utaker (father)

«Our daughter felt that she was more in control over her own situation, that she could now play an active part in her own recovery»

Tina Røe Skaar

“The illness experience, and the tools I learnt, made me an Olympic athlete”

Torill Sorkmo

“It has been important for me to feel ownership to my own process. I’ve been my own coach all the way”

Camilla Wiede Hellerud

“So, here I am, never better!”

Female

“I was 13 years, and had no energy at all, but now I live my life the way I want to”

Anne Mari Romsaas Fredriksen

“I had to move in with my mother to get care, but now I define myself as recovered”

Nina og Svein Erik Høst

“At that moment it was absolutely essential that I was there”

Hanne Namsvatn

“I was one of the most severe cases of ME, but recovered completely”

Thomas Overvik

“I was transferred to a nursing home, laid out in darkness, not leaving bed for 15 months. But then my world view changed radically”

Female

“Step by step I took my life back. My life’s big turnaround, I call it.”

Ann Kristin Kjærnli

“At last, there was somebody who understood. This is why I was on the phone, crying because of the kindness of these strangers”

Simon Pimenta

“Never, never give up hope that you can make progress towards your goal of recovery”

Michael Lassen

«My life was a painful hell, but now this back that was unable to stand upright can deadlift 130 kgs»

Turid Spildo

“I made many mistakes and I did some things right. I had bad luck as well as good luck, but it turned out well in the end” – a mother´s story

Celina, Silje og Rune Fylkesnes

“Our daughter learnt how to shift her focus away from the illness, and to replace ‘sickness thoughts’ with ‘healthy thoughts’”

Thomas Overvik (by Randi Størseth)

Documentary: An undeniable truth – a contribution to living free of ME/CFS

Turid Spildo

“Body and head, yes, thank you, I`ll choose both.”

Aftur Spildo

«This illness will last for a long time. And why is that? Because I am already prepared to die – inside»

David Jameson

“The key was realising that my illness and relapses had all happened during times when I didn’t have any work to do, usually after a period of stress”

Polina Chernomordik

“No magic was involved, no pills or medical stuff. Just my inner power and the power of my brain.”

May Elin Game

“I now had the knowledge to understand, the will to accept, and the tools to adjust”

Vilde Thorsen

«From having to sit in a wheelchair, I can now be active again and go training»

Lise Bauck

“If I had let my symptoms stop me, I would never have been able to continue”

Rosi Lovdal

What is ME? A spiral down into unwellness

Bård Stranheim

Burned out. A journey in and out of exile from life.

Kristin

“When I read my story today about my illness period, I can hardly believe how bad it was”

Benedicte Grastveit Viggen

“Luckily I am stubborn, and so I decided to disprove the idea that you just have to live with this diagnosis”

Kirsti Dahl Johansen

“For me it became vital to think that I was well, to say I was well”