Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Recovery Story - Emma
Coming out of another session with my psychologist and I just knew it was going no where. After dropping half my GCSE’s, stopping all sport and not being well enough to enjoy life to the full; she was telling me to increase my activity through CBT. I was no where near ready to start doing more; in fact I was getting worse and worse. Well, that wasn’t for me and I knew it wasn’t going to get me better. So that was when we decided to see Amir Norris.
Admittedly, I was a little sceptical at first, but I was willing to keep an open mind and to do everything that Amir advised. Before my first session I had to be pushed to the beach in my wheelchair, and then taken back to the hotel. After my first session I was feeling so much more positive and the next day we walked a mile on the beach. It was unbelievable.
Now I am nearly better, still working on my fitness and stamina. Playing the sports that I love again makes me feel so grateful and happy as I was beginning to wonder if I was going to play them again.
When I was ill, 3 hours of school on a good day was all I could manage. The rest consisted of bed, sofa and TV. Now I can finally turn the TV off and get out there! After my 3 hours of school, I play table tennis or squash for up to an hour, do homework and meet my friends. The contrast is amazing. I’m rarely in now!
I am an even more positive person now and soo determined to achieve all my goals in life, including playing squash for England. I look to enjoy every day as I had one and a half years wash by me, without noticing what was around me. So, if you are considering seeing Amir, then please go for it. You can change your life, get it back on track and start to enjoy the things you once loved. Good luck.