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!

Dan Neuffer

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

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”

Dan Neuffer

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

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”

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”

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»

Michael Lassen

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

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

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!”

Lise Bauck

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

Kirsti Dahl Johansen

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

Torill Sorkmo

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

Nina og Svein Erik Høst

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

Vilde Thorsen

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

Tina Røe Skaar

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

Turid Spildo

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

Polina Chernomordik

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

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”

Thomas Overvik (by Randi Størseth)

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

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

May Elin Game

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

Emil, Leif og Lucie Størmer

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

Oda

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

Female

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

Alex Bermingham

“My whole world and understanding of things had been turned upside down, in the best way possible”

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’”

Bjørne Skarbøe

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

Arild Berg

“To me ME is no great mystery”

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”

Benedicte Grastveit Viggen

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

Randi Ribe

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

Anne Mari Romsaas Fredriksen

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

Hanne Namsvatn

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