Up from the Ashes: James’s Severe ME/CFS Recovery/Recovering Story
I’d been corresponding with Frank, James’s father, for several years. His son, a former emergency room doctor, had a very severe case of ME/CFS, and Frank had been beating the bushes to find anything that could help. Nothing, however, was working. Recently, though, I got a surprising message. His son was on the mend. Below is a rare story – someone with a very severe case of ME/CFS – who has made remarkable progress.
My illness started in 2009 at the end of my Residency medical training as an emergency room doctor. I worked as a California Board Certified E.R. Doctor before I collapsed at work in 2015 and ended up bedridden and incapacitated.
Thinking was such a huge issue. I had to apply my meditation techniques and just focus
on my breath throughout the day and night just to slow my mind down and conserve energy. My breathing techniques were also a small escape from the sick feeling I experienced constantly.
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