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!

Nina og Svein Erik Høst

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

Rosi Lovdal

What is ME? A spiral down into unwellness

Camilla Wiede Hellerud

“So, here I am, never better!”

Nina og Svein Erik Høst

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

Rosi Lovdal

What is ME? A spiral down into unwellness

Camilla Wiede Hellerud

“So, here I am, never better!”

Tina Røe Skaar

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

Simon Pimenta

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

May Elin Game

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

Polina Chernomordik

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

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»

Aftur Spildo

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

Torill Sorkmo

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

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”

Female

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

Bjørne Skarbøe

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

Turid Spildo

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

Hanne Namsvatn

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

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’”

Female

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

Dan Neuffer

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

Thomas Overvik (by Randi Størseth)

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

Arild Berg

“To me ME is no great mystery”

Kirsti Dahl Johansen

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

Bård Stranheim

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

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”

Kristin

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

Anne Mari Romsaas Fredriksen

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

Lise Bauck

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