A year ago I did LP, and I can honestly say it changed my life. I had been struggling with CFS at varying levels for 12 years, was quite sickly as a kid even, and the last 3 years had been the worst – ending with me dropping out of uni. In the year since doing the programme, I have gone back to uni full time, finished my postgrad degree – with first class honours, done a 3 day hike carrying my own gear over Christmas, ran two 10k runs, and started working full time. But for me, it’s not even the big things that amaze me. The fact that I can get up at 7am in the cold and dark in the middle of winter and not only get ready for work but fit in washing my hair or calling my dad, is still amazing to me. The fact that I can work a 40 hour week and still go for a run after work and then cook dinner most evenings, and then still have the energy to have fun at the weekend…. I can honestly say I never thought I would have that. (And never thought I would be able to say ‘I run for fun’!) The other day we booked a holiday to go to Fiji and Samoa, and it wasn’t until a week or so later that I suddenly thought, ooh, we should probably get travel insurance! Those of you who are in constant fear of cancellations due to ill health will recognise what a change that is. I have literally never had this much energy, and never felt so happy and optimistic. I have my life back…in fact I have a whole new life, because I had never really had this before. And I am so incredibly grateful to Heather for helping me get here.

Cheers, Hellie 🙂