Acceptance then Action
I really struggled to accept that I had CFS – I think its half because I wanted to be better straight away, which isn’t an option with CFS. But finally I started to accept my illness, and look for ways in which I could help myself, as I didn’t want to have wait until my appointment with the North Bristol CFS/ME Centre which was around 5 months away.
Don’t get me wrong I still have the occasional moment in which I think “Surely I don’t really have a debilitating illness, come on just snap out of it” but of course you can’t just snap out of it.
During my bed bound days, I spent a lot of time doing research on different private treatments, including but not exclusively:
All of which are extremely expensive setting you back £600-1000, but promising results. However when looking for reviews online especially youtube, opinions were very mixed some raving about how it had cured them, to those who called processes a ‘cult’, that they had made them worse. I was so confused by all the differing of opinions and not wanting to spend that sort of money on something that I was so confused about.
But two things really helped me to two a corner and just really made sense (Follow the links to go to the relevant post):
1. Nutrition (Link)
2. Toby Morrison (CFS Health, Melbourn AUS) (Link)