You must all be wondering what’s happened to me after the last post when my hubby told you about my slow recovery back to some form of normality after starting “Reverse Therapy” (A therapy that has been very successful for me). Well I can only apologise for not writing before, but I have been so busy living life once again. My recovery gathered a pace to the extent where I am now working on a part time basis, 4 hours a day in a very busy school office. With the exception of one or two occasions, when I have been guilty of pushing myself and not listening to my body when it is warning me not to get back into the “Bad old ways”, things are good; in fact very good.
In the depths of my illness I had one wish and that was to be able to ski just one run once again, skiing has been one of my favourite pastimes for many years before the onset of my illness and to achieve this goal would mean I was well again. My wish came true when I completed 3 days of skiing on a recent holiday to the French ski resorts of St Lary Soulan and Perygudes. It was beyond my wildest dreams to be once again free on a mountain, wind in my hair, snow falling and it was my welcome comeback to the world of the living.
We love the mountains and skiing so much that we have recently purchased a French barn in the foothills of the Pyrenees which we are busily renovating into our dream retirement home. So for all of you who believe there is no hope of recovery from this dreadful condition that has struck us down, there most definitely is!........be determined, don’t give up, listen to your body and act upon the signs it sends you and your body will begin to work for you again.
I hope this short update will encourage many of you that there really is hope, take the opportunity and make your dream become your reality, it can be done, don’t despair it’s a long road to recovery but any journey no matter how daunting begins with one step; take that step.
Edit: Sometimes we just need to talk to someone who is not closely linked to our family network. Counsellors can give us that shoulder to lean on. Feel free to take a look on our friends website the "Counselling Directory" A useful website to bookmark, you never know when you will need them. They also have a CFS/ME section that you may find useful. Keep staying positive! Love and light, Julie x