Bedbound with MECFS & Fibromyalgia Overnight

An inspirational journey of recovery.  Listen to how she makes a full recovery and even goes back to becomeing a high level athlete.


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Many people become bedbound with MECFS or Fibromyalgia, if we have the illness long enough.  But imagine the shock of becoming bedbound with MECFS/Fibromyaliga, OVERNIGHT!

That was Sayaha’s shocking experience that resulted in her being flown halfway across the world to Japan 8 weeks later to be hospitalised for tests.

Whilst sudden onset is not rare at all, Sayaha’s story certainly demonstrates the severe and frightening impact that ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia can have on patients.  The sudden prospect of losing your life-long passion as well as ambitions and dreams.  You don’t have to be an athlete to get that, we all experience it.

At the 16 minute mark, the conversation shifts towards recovery.  It was a bumby journey for Sayaha like it is for most recoverers, but here is a great example of why listening to these interviews is so valuable.  Because the insights are not  in (I did this or that), they are always in the subtle shifts and changes in strategy that you will glimpse if you listen carefully.  Sayaha summarised this well when I asked her towards the end about advice for others and how they can go from bedbound with MECFS/Fibromyalgia to being healthy again : “I wish I could give the direct answer, but I can’t – but there are lots of clues in what I did to recover”.

Sayaha’s recovery from being bedbound with MECFS and Fibromyalgia includes all the classic strategies we so often speak about, although like is so often the case, Sayaha mostly worked these out herself.  She is passionate about sharing her insights and wisdom and I hope you all enjoy her story.

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Denise Bautista

I also became sick with severe CFS and fibro overnight. Your story gives me hope to keep fighting

As a formerly athletic person like yourself I understand that the hardest part is the unseen restrictions and boredom and aimlessness that accompanies the illness itself, even if you are on a seeming road to recovery. How did you overcome those humps of wanting to just die and give up? How did you even know you’d get better? I’m doing everything you can do as well but the wait itself is defeating even when I do see progress it never seems to matter. You said one day something just changed for you, but I’m wondering how you even made it… Read more »