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!

Tina Røe Skaar

ME/CFS: “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”

Female

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

Tina Røe Skaar

ME/CFS: “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”

Female

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

Nina og Svein Erik Høst

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

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.”

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”

Arild Berg

“To me ME is no great mystery”

Anne Mari Romsaas Fredriksen

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

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’”

Hanne Namsvatn

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

Simon Pimenta

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

Rosi Lovdal

What is ME? A spiral down into unwellness

Kirsti Dahl Johansen

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

Aftur Spildo

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

Female

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

Thomas Overvik (by Randi Størseth)

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

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”

Camilla Wiede Hellerud

“So, here I am, never better!”

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!'”

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”