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!

Female

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

Arild Berg

“To me ME is no great mystery”

Torill Sorkmo

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

Female

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

Arild Berg

“To me ME is no great mystery”

Torill Sorkmo

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

Rosi Lovdal

What is ME? A spiral down into unwellness

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”

Bård Stranheim

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

Thomas Overvik (by Randi Størseth)

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

Tina Røe Skaar

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

Kristin

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

Polina Chernomordik

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

Dan Neuffer

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

Simon Pimenta

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

Kirsti Dahl Johansen

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

Bjørne Skarbøe

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

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”