Plucky woman with ovarian cancer ..
Wow, what a marathon of healthcare intervention. Lap chole, hysterectomy and staging, hernia repair, bowel repair…. prior to this, I had had 3 other surgeries, so I''m getting pretty used to a gown and very unafraid of knives. ;) Did the MRI and the CD machine was on the fritz.... thankfully I had been listening to your cancer CD all week, so I tried to imagine a beam of golden light while I was in there. It helped.
I am returning to exercise and feeling great about living and not being in treatment. I am not focusing on my statistics, which are sad, but planning great times in 2004.
Definitely taking the time to hear positive thoughts each night before bed, and I’ve placed a moratorium on watching C.S.I. Too violent!
I really like the affirmations and feel they will benefit me most. Maybe because I am so verbal, sentences and statements appeal to me. I can''t pay attention long enough in guided imagery, my mind just wanders off.....
Thanks so much.
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