By doing this, I found I could stop a minor relapse in its tracks. Katie shares how she had set-backs for years, and then how she finally broke through and stopped the ME/CFS relapses to achieve a full and lasting recovery, which she enjoyed ever since. What do we do when we have a setback like this? Alas I shall take all of your comments to heart.

So most of us are in the 90%.

6 In the NHL-B2 trial of the German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Study Group, 689 aggressive lymphoma patients aged 61–75 years were randomized to 6 cycles of therapy with CHOP every 14 days (CHOP-14) or 21 days (CHOP-21) with or without etoposide (administered days 1–3).

Although I’m pleased to get to where I’m now at – I have been As tempting as it is, do not wallow and give yourself a hard time. However, this practice is within my family’s alternative health center.

Each moment is worth holding and cherishing and to be protected from the soul-crushing busyness that would rob us of them.

Having learned to live with ME/CFS for about 35 years i think recovery is possible to a degree.I remember reading once that 10% of people recover completely,90% fall into a pattern of improvement but are affected by relapse,and 10% continue to experience debiltating illness.


Strange thing is, I didn’t do a lot to correct matters, just eased back a little. Hi Katie,

‘One step forward, two steps back’ image taken from here.

(My throat and throat were incredibly painful just before mine, and I used to slur my words) Where you. Aww my darling, so sorry to hear this- sending lots of love your way.

My new book, 'Finding M.E.

Click here to read all about it. You can then refer back to it if it happens again, so you know what your triggers are. Audio Coaching Course, Never Give Up! I wasn’t eating properly, not sleeping properly, very stressed and I was singing a lot. Frustrating relapses are part of the typical chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) cycle.

Although extremely had to take, I have to take a step back.

Yey! Can I walk down just 2 more aisles in this store? I pushed myself to be as good as, if not better than my colleagues. Log in.

I think this guilt most definitely prolonged my illness- I used to think so negatively and badly about myself. I can’t stop worrying about what’s wrong with me.
Big breaths, an open heart and blinding faith are the only ways through it. I need to examine that overachieving part of myself more deeply…and change my behaviours to support better health.

Such beautiful words- thank you so much Frances. ', is now available!

Coco & Louise Coaching Recordings, I’m A Spoonie. Thank you for being here, Katie. Back in May i was doing great, now end of August it’s gone a bit wonky. If you can, write down how you’re feeling just before relapses and your symptoms in a journal.

Twenty-one years of the ups and downs of CFS / ME – that familiar hope/disappointment cycle. Thank you for all that you do and for allowing this ramble! while tutoring, advertising for my tutoring, and going to school.

It feels a bit like my body is bruised. When I look at the last 10 years of my life I see a crazy pattern of physical/spiritual ups and downs. I too used to end up taking a week off here and there when I was teaching and felt horrible about it. It’s a matter of staying positive

I know it’s incredibly difficult, but try not to feel guilty if you can- guilt doesn’t usually do anything for us, apart from make us feel worse about everything! STOP! After having a wonderful last 12 months, I’ve hit the buffers once again.

I haven’t been able to relax because I keep worrying what’s wrong with me.

Although extremely had to take, I have to take a step back. Life is precious and Time is its commodity and currency. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Do you have family who can help and support you? Think back- how did you feel just before your relapse? I can’t believe what I just wrote … my schedule is crazy time! Only some patients got relief from the experimental treatment, experts say. Well I had hoped to get back on track in two to three weeks, but it has taken around five weeks. been easier to stay at home, but IMO this would have been the wrong move. Ahhhh, now that I’ve written THAT, I am remembering…I have ME, I have NOW, I have my spiritual practice that connects me to all. How Do I Know If My Chakras Are Out Of Balance?

My tutoring practice is going well and I am working on my master’s degree. What Are Chakras and Why Are They Important?

Here are some tips to carry you through these time when it feels like you’re back to square one again: As soon as you’ve realised you’ve relapsed. If you’re like me, relapses came to be unwelcome, but unfortunately.

xxx, Seem’s this could be me you are writing about..what inspirational you are giving hope to everyone that reads this.. wish i could learn your ways xxthankyou, Hi Katie!

I just found your site today and feel more hopeful about my own recovery. After working for 6 days in a row (against better judgement), I crashed and even though I hardly ever call in sick, I’m home now for the second day. So good luck to everyone…will remember you all in my prayer… Here’s what you need to know about the disorder. I am a very experienced M.E sufferer, having this awful illness for around 25 years. Can’t feel more alone -30 year olds aren’t supposed to feel this way!