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ME/CFS Recovery Stories - Helen

2 Weeks after the Energy Excellence Course:

Hi Amir

As requested, here as a note to let you know how I am getting on.

As I'm sure you will recall, I was noticing huge differences whilst I was in Wales on the Energy Excellence Course. Since leaving Wales, I have gone from strength to strength!

The weekend after getting back, I drove from my home in Maidenhead all the way to Torquay (with just a quick refreshment stop along the way). Once I got there I was able to enjoy an afternoon with the family and even went to the local pub with my sister in the evening! - It's been over 2 years since I've been able to do anything like that.

Everyone commented that I was looking much more myself and that the old Helen appears to be back (I know you noticed on the course I became more bubbly etc whilst there).

This week, I have cleared out all of my kitchen cupboards and I have even been to two aerobics classes! I decided to take on the aerobics as I was starting to struggle going to sleep and was waking up lots. This was because my body wasn't tired, it felt very different to ME, so I felt my body was ready for some exercise and it seems I was right!

I have started to look for full-time work again. I'm hoping to be able to return to my career in Fraud Investigation as I now feel I have the energy needed to do this type of work.

I am still using the process, but I must admit I am surprised at how quickly I seem to be returning to my "normal" energy levels. It's so fantastic!

Times where I need to use the process tend to be when I start worrying that a "pain" is a symptom. Also if I wake feeling a little groggy. However, I have noticed that I stretch on waking, arms up and everything. As I use the Energy Excellence Process in the morning I instantly get a hit of endorphins!

Fingers crossed my next update to you will be equally as positive!

Helen.

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Update March 2009

I've kept up the aerobics and have been continuing to build on my fitness. Last week my partner and I were on holiday in Cornwall and on one of the days I completed a ride on my bike (see photo) of around 20 miles - including some awful hill climbs! I also did some walks on the coastal paths and guess what!?! I felt fantastic afterwards!

I love getting back to all the outdoorsy type stuff that I enjoy and am constantly feeling a tremendous sense of achievement!

As all is currently quiet on the job front, I have begun to concentrate my efforts on working as Virgin Vie Consultant. As this is self-employed work and all down to the leads I generate for myself, it's really hard work, but I'm more than enjoying the challenge!

I can't believe how quickly my life has turned around and not only am I fully recovered, but my experience has made me appreciate my energy more and take more pleasure from the things I used to take for granted.

Thanks for everything.

Helen


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