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!

Bård Stranheim

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

Kirsti Dahl Johansen

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

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”

Bård Stranheim

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

Kirsti Dahl Johansen

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

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”

Torill Sorkmo

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

Hanne Namsvatn

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

Kristin

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

Female

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

Aftur Spildo

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

Female

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

Turid Spildo

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

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”

Bjørne Skarbøe

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

Thomas Overvik (by Randi Størseth)

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

Anne Mari Romsaas Fredriksen

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

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”

Simon Pimenta

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

Camilla Wiede Hellerud

“So, here I am, never better!”

Tina Røe Skaar

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

Nina og Svein Erik Høst

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

Polina Chernomordik

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

Rosi Lovdal

What is ME? A spiral down into unwellness

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’”