“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.”
As a kid, I was always ill, throat infections, ear infections, colds, flu,… and for some reason I was always tired. Every Sunday, my mum and dad used to take us for bicycle rides, through the forest or somewhere in nature; to make sure we got plenty of exercise and fresh air. It would have been great, except that I always felt dead tired. I was always asking my dad: “Dad… can you carry me? I’m really tired”
Being a teenager wasn’t that much fun either. Same thing, ill a lot and always tired. And after years of antibiotics, tonsils taken out and various other side effects like IBS and no one ever having any answer to why I was so tired, it got to a point of no return.
At least that was what the experts had to say. I had reached a point where I was about as fit as a 99 year old. Barely able to walk up the stairs, not able to work anymore, depressed and useless… that was the emotion I felt most, utterly useless and a waste of space. It sure was a dark place.
After plenty of tests at the hospital, they finally put a name on it: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The professor who diagnosed me was one of the leading researchers in this field. and I remember it clearly as if it was yesterday… My dad and I were walking out of his office and I just had to ask this question. I said: “Please be honest with me. Will I ever get better?” – His reply was this: “No… *big pause* … at most you can expect to regain 60 percent of what you were able to do before.”
Instantly, a fire just lit up inside of me. I was angry! I wasnt going to let this be the end of it! I was determined to beat this and this was the start of a long voyage, that took me to foreign places and brought me fascinating, magical and scientific encounters with people out there with a genuine gift and the desire to truly heal, people from all walks of life and very different beliefs. But they all had something to give to me: a little piece of the puzzle.
It was up to me to put all those puzzle pieces together, learn why I got ill in the first place and learn how I can get better. My individual path to health. And this journey, I will share more and more through Feel Good Space. Because that is what the puzzle pieces created.
My very own Feel Good Space. With health, love, inspiration and energy.
If you suffer from chronic fatigue and you want to have a talk, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. Just remember, I can only tell you what I experienced, it will be up to you to find how this can help you.
❤ Feel Good