Friday, 29 July 2011

Thinking about therapies

It's been a busy week. 
On Tuesday I went on the train to see my specialist.  She is happy that the pacing is working and that I have found my baseline activity levels.  She would like me to try and increase my activity levels now by doing a short walk each day, so I have been walking to the end of the lane and back each day, that's about a quarter of a mile I guess.
On Wednesday a nurse came to assess me for an insurance claim.  She was with me for two hours and took quite a lot of information.  I don't hold out much hope on them paying out, but it's got to be worth a go.
On Thursday I went back to the Therapy Centre for my last meeting with the therapist I have been talking to there.  Seeing her makes me realise how far I have come both physically in terms of managing symptoms and mentally in dealing with this whole ME situation.  A lovely physio at the centre is thinking about training in The Perrin Technique.  I've lent her my book about the technique and I'm  hoping she goes for it as I would really like to try it and the current nearest practitioners to me are both 45-60mins away by car.  I have even suggested that I might pay for her training if I could have my treatment for free.
I have been looking at some other treatments today and have spoken to practitioners in Mickel Therapy and the Lightening Process on the phone this afternoon.  Both practitioners are recovered ME sufferers and it was inspiring to speak to them.  I am seriously considering having a go at the Lightening Process, remarkably it looks like I might even be able to do that locally which would be a big bonus.  If anyone out there reading this has had a go at either please feel free to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

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