In June 2014 and after 8 years of test after test in the doctors and being told there was nothing wrong with me, I finally got diagnosed with CFS/ME by a locum doctor visiting our GP surgery. Although it was a relief to finally find out what was wrong with me I then started the epic journey to try and find something to help my recovery, or at least something that could help me manage my day to day living and help me get me my life back. The NHS have been brilliant since I have been diagnosed but currently only have one or two areas that specialise in the illness. They placed me on a waiting list in January 2015 but because of the high demand I am still waiting for an appointment.
In January 2015 I hit my worst point and became extremely poorly. I was suffering from chronic water infections, viruses and all the symptoms of cfs/me all at the same time and couldn’t get out of bed for a whole month. My legs were also becoming very weak and I struggled to walk without help. With depression creeping in on top of this I realised that if I didn’t try and help myself, before I knew it my body would be so weak and I would end up in a wheel chair.
After trying all sorts of holistic therapies I found a lady called Angela Wilson and her magic treatment Mickel Therapy. Angela slowly taught me how to do certain things differently so that the symptoms of CFS/ME no longer need to be produced, and if it wasn’t for her I dread to think where I would be today. As cheesy as it sounds she has literally saved my life. I have gone from being almost bed bound to being back at work full time and have even just returned from a trip around Australia, which is something I never thought I’d be able to do. I use my Mickel Therapy on a daily basis and it has now become part of my everyday life. Although I do still get some symptoms, Mickel Therapy has shown me how to identify why that’s happening and to respond in a way that I can get rid of them, and I am certainly a million times better than I was this time last year. I would highly recommend it!
Faye White – Age 31