A long-term M.E. recoverer shares his journey & thoughts looking back

Tim’s recovery was a slow journey over 3 years, but as he reflects on his 5 years of illness, his feelings about it will surprise many not yet recovered from ME/CFS.

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It is probably reasonable to say that we all struggle to cope with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, and see little positive about our experience.  But what has surprised me over the years is that when speaking with many people who have recovered from M.E., they often have little regrets about the experience.

Tim shares his journey and struggles with M.E. and explains what he has learned from mentoring others to recover.  He also shares the positive learnings from his experience that he has taken into his new life post Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

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i think this is very useful but it would be great making a summary in text format.

Hilary sidwell

Very good to hear this story of recovery . I am in my 3rd year and have been pretty much housebound for the past 6 months. To try and keep my hope alive I have decided to listen to a recovery story each day. There are also a number of recovery stories on the web site of the Optimum health clinic -a specialist ME clinic in London. I am determined not to give up.
Many thanks for sharing your story Tim.

Noel Voss

Any way to keep in contact with people who have recovered for encouragement and reassurance? I’ve had ME for 6 years now. I think I’m getting better, but any help would be great!


Second time listening to the video (once in 2015 and again now). Great insights. Easy to listen to. Mental stress awareness is just a big a factor in recovery as physical stress as Tim talks about in his recovery journey. Thank you Tim and Dan.