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!

Kirsti Dahl Johansen

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

Turid Spildo

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

Kristin

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

Kirsti Dahl Johansen

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

Turid Spildo

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

Kristin

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

Female

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

Randi Ribe

«I had whiplash, neck pains and low energy after a car accident. Today I have energy enough to do what I want»

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»

Arild Berg

“To me ME is no great mystery”

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…”

May Elin Game

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

Oda

«I created a situation where the evidence for what I was worried about, was created by the worries themselves»

Anne Mari Romsaas Fredriksen

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

Simon Pimenta

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

Hanne Namsvatn

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

Dan Neuffer

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

Boy (17)

«A conversation with Arild Berg helped me escape ME »

Nina og Svein Erik Høst

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

Mette Høvern

“I was once one of the most severely ill people in Norway: How I recovered from ME”

Vilde Thorsen

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

Polina Chernomordik

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

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”

Benedicte Grastveit Viggen

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

Lise Bauck

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

Torill Sorkmo

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

Marte Jürgensen

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

Michael Lassen

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

Camilla Wiede Hellerud

“So, here I am, never better!”

Aftur Spildo

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

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”

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

Man & medical doctor

«I suffered from CFS/ME. Since my recovery, I have completed medical school and worked as a doctor – full-time»

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”

Father of daughter aged 12-20

“My daughter was ill for eight years, lying in the dark, being fed through a tube. Today she is well”

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’”

Rosi Lovdal

What is ME? A spiral down into unwellness

Thomas Overvik (by Randi Størseth)

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

Tina Røe Skaar

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

Emil, Leif og Lucie Størmer

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

Bård Stranheim

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