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A woman (a nurse) facing surgery, cancer and chemo gets help from some guided imagery CDs, then pass

16 Jun
A woman (a nurse) facing surgery, cancer and chemo gets help from some guided imagery CDs, then passes along her CDs to her mother and her sister, with equally good results
Dear Belleruth,

I had chemotherapy 2 years ago for breast cancer and never knew anything about your "freebies". As a nurse and one who works for a pharmacy, I thought I had latched on to just about every freebie I could find while going through this experience.

I was lucky to have a friend who knew about your CDs, and she loaned me the Successful Surgery CDs, which I used 3 weeks prior to having my bilateral mastectomies. I was in the hospital for only two days and never had a single complication---not even post-operative pain.

When I found out I had to have chemo, I immediately ordered the Chemotherapy CD and listened to it every night for 4 months.... again, no complications.

Last October, my mother and then my sister had colon surgery and I ordered and sent them each a Successful Surgery CD and then sent my mother my Chemotherapy CD when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Needless to say, both went through their surgeries without incident and my mother is on her 10th round of (12) chemo treatments, and, at 76 years old, people are amazed at how well she is doing.

I don''t know if you are interested in this, but I wrote a book following my journey with breast cancer and I included my experiences with the CDs and referenced your website in my book, Laughing through the Tears of Breast Cancer which can be found on Amazon.com Thank you so much for what you do and for helping us all through what could have been a more difficult process.

Carla Chesser RN
Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award