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Catherine – Chronic pain/fatigue

Catherine:

I contracted glandular fever in 2017 after a very busy and stressful time in my life. Prior to this, I was very active, happy and healthy I had just recently done my first marathon and was involved in lots of sports – which I absolutely adored and was very much a huge part of my life. I loved my life and could think of nothing nicer than a busy day out with family walking and being outdoors.

The next few years was a complete shock, my energy levels dropped substitutionally, followed by brain fog, depression and anxiety, my body failed me and in all honestly, it has been one of the most difficult times in my life. I was unable to work and felt like a completely different person. Like so many other people like me, I got diagnosed with the vague title of chronic fatigue. I tried so many different strategies and I gained relief with a few different methods but I could not seem to shift the fatigue and build the strength to be active and enjoy my life fully.

I spent my days searching for Chronic fatigue recovery stories, trying so many different things, hoping for a recovery from the pain and the fatigue. I am extremely lucky as I have wonderful family and friends who have supported me. Everything changed in such a positive way when I met Adam at The Fibro Guy, he had such conviction that I would recover and told me I would within a short space of time, which I completely trusted and believed.

One thing that I said I wanted to do when I started the program was walk my kids to school, which is a round trip of 2 miles and be well enough for my best friends wedding. At the time this seemed impossible!

I now walk my kids to school every day and sometimes have a sneaky run or bike ride straight after. This is such an amazing thing to do. I am planning my next sporting challenge and we even bought a little puppy. It’s my best friend’s wedding next week and I am so excited that I can be fully present and enjoy every moment without worrying that I am too tired and will I be well enough to go. I am so happy I could pop!

 

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