A woman diagnosed with invasive breast cancer writes us to describe her healing journey. She says,
Unfortunately, the tumor grew. I remained extraordinarily healthy otherwise. A year ago, I submitted to chemotherapy, followed by radiation treatments to shrink the tumor. I began aromatase inhibitors last June, a class of drugs given to women with estrogen receptor positive breast cancers who are post menopausal.
On February 15, 2006, I underwent a modified radical mastectomy with reconstruction. I left the hospital on tylenol alone. I have been using Belleruth''s audiotapes throughout this past year, as well as many other voices of healers. I am blessed with a magnificent healing body. I am grateful to be able to share this story.
I do not recommend avoiding allopathic medicine. However, I have no regrets and know that I needed to follow the path that I did.
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