I explained previously that I was attempting to gain access on to the leading GET and CBT programs in the country, by requesting funding from the insurance company that are now reimbursing my sick pay to my employer. This has unfortunately failed at the first hurdle. Before even submitting a privately funded case through my GP, the insurance company are not willing to fund it. I was told over a telephone conversation that it was ‘too expensive and other just as good programs are available’. They are to instead, locate a CBT expert in the field of ME/CFS within 20 miles of my parents house, to commence a 21 session fortnightly course (NICE guidelines). It was not a surprise to me, nor too much of a worry that my experiment failed. To be quite honest, I do not believe at this point in time either CBT or GET will further improve my health. As a result I am not going to pursue the BARTS or KINGS hospital programs any further. The only option I have left would be to self fund and this is still not a proven way to gain access. I am already seeing a psychiatrist and it will be interesting whether an expert in CBT for ME/CFS will offer anything different. The insurance company on a positive note are offering me therapy sessions to readjust back into society. I had to be quite frank though and explain to them that this was a long way off, but at least it will be available to me when it is needed.