Monday, 27 April 2009

My story about recovering from ME


I’d like to share with you my journey with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or more commonly M.E.). Over the next few weeks, I will publish my story of how I overcame the Illness and how I know devote my life helping other people recover from theirs.

My story starts back in June 1999, and I’m honeymooning with my wife, Marie, on the idyllic island paradise of Mauritius… A perfect location for a perfect holiday… but, after the first week, I started to feel increasingly unwell. I was diagnosed as having gastroenteritis, which quickly developed into hepatitis. I knew things were serious when it took 10 days to recover sufficiently to fly home. However, I was reassured by the doctor’s instruction to …”take it easy & you will be better by Christmas!”

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
On St Patrick’s Day, 17th March 2000, I was diagnosed by Dr William Weir at the Royal Free Hospital, as having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or more commonly M.E.). The main symptoms were fatigue, muscle pain, brain fog and feeling overwhelmed. Strangely, I was relieved, believing that surely in today’s advanced medical times what can be named can be cured. Why not this?

Next week I’ll tell you more about my successful journey. In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more then please visit my website