So basically in November last year I RECOVERED from chronic fatigue syndrome!!! Most amazing experience ever, walked into the room ILL and walked out WELL!! If anyone is reading this and knows of anyone suffering from CFS then honestly best advice i can give is… DO THE LIGHTNING PROCESS!
Sounds sootoo good to be true doesn’t it? I promise you it isn’t!
After day one of the three day course I went out for lunch and on a mile walk – not much for the average person but considering I could barely walk down my garden and back it was a MASSIVE step forward!
For people that don’t know, the lightning process is basically a 3 day training course that has had amazingly positive results with people suffering from CFS.
After being told by pretty much every single doctor that it will ‘go away in time’ or to ‘drink more water’ I really had lost all hope for any help from conventional medicine.
All my blood tests were alway fine along with X-rays and heart scans. And I felt so ill! To be told all this and have no real reason for it all is possibly the worst thing ever. I even had to question myself – is it all in my head? I obviously knew the answer to this was a plain no.
I have come to the conclusion now that the NHS and conventional medicine just lack complete understanding of the illness. Coming from a very science evidence based view where everything must have a cause and be 100% proven and I must admit I fully went along with this approach before I became ill. However CFS is not a mental illness as such – it gives you real physical symptoms – you are just stuck in a very high stress response and unconsciously ‘doing’ (as the LP puts it) unhelpful things like tiredness etc. It’s a controversial subject and the process I used has to be explained properly and understood well otherwise it could be seen as blaming the sufferer for the illness and this is definitely not the case. I didn’t wake up one day and DECIDE I wanted to be ill!
The guy behind it all (Phil Parker) explains that before you take part in the course it is very important that youbelieve it is going to work. This was tricky for me as I found it extremely hard to believe that a non medical essentially talking method could help me recover from something so debilitatingly physical. However! After speaking to a number of people who had done the process and pretty much made a full recovery I figured there must be something in it.
The process basically revolves around the idea that people with CFS are stuck in a negative spiral of unhelpful stuff! It taught me to look for energy and CLARITY!
This is all amazing stuff, however you do have to keep working at it. I still ‘do’ wobbly and spaced out stuff, however I always have the process to get me out of any unhelpful state. Also like to point out that I was previously unwell for over a year and a half, and got considerably worse in April 2013 leading me to be practically bed bound. (Not something I think about much anymore though as it’s pretty depressing!)
One of the most amazing things (apart from a general recovery!) is that I NO LONGER PAY FOR THINGS! Before it was all about pacing and I couldn’t push at all or I’d suffer horrible consequences.
Anyway I could ramble on forever about how amazing and life changing it’s all been but that’s boring!
So to sum up, recovery from cfs is SOOOO POSSIBLE! It really is all very simple, it’s just knowing how!
Knowledge is power!