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Grateful Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivor

01 Feb

I cannot express how much a part of my healing your guided imagery, music and voice has been to me over the last ten years. I'm forever grateful to you for your amazingly loving and powerful work.

I was first introduced to your healing journeys thru a friend of mine that came to visit when my sweet lab/shepherd, Daisy was recovering from leg surgery. I made the guest room into a futon basically for her to be comfortable and slept with her there as she healed. My friend and my dog and I listened to the guided imagery for Wellness and Relaxation and the three of us fell asleep peacefully. Daisy really responded to it as well!

The next time I put the same cd on was the day I was diagnosed with cancer. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. My mom, brother and I were catatonic, terrified and exhausted after coming back to my house with the diagnosis and what loomed ahead of me. I asked my mom and my brother to lay down with me and listen to the meditation. They were resistant and not into "that kind of stuff" but they did. The three of us with me in the middle, laid down on my bed and I put on the cd.
It was kind of funny and ironic because within minutes they were both snoring! I snuck off to make some tea.

During my treatments and at night as I tried to rest and process what I was up against, I clung to your voice as a beacon in the dark. I listened to the Healthful Sleep guided imagery because the imagery was so powerful and helped my mind to anchor in some form of comfort and safety in the midst of anguish and fear. It made my mind a refuge for my body and thoughts to run to as I received treatment for long drip by drip hours at the City Of Hope. The best part of the imagery is in visualizing everyone you've ever known, or have loved, anyone who's shown you a gesture of kindness or good will, every stranger that's smiled and animal companion surrounding you in a circle of love so you can rest. Such a powerful image of comfort, love and safety.

I also used the Chemotherapy imagery as well and loved the idea that the Dr and the nurses were actually angels in disguise, that the medicine was a golden elixir absorbing and converting any errant cells. I pictured it like Pacman, gobbling up the bad cells and replacing them with golden healing light.

Whenever I felt afraid or alone, or in times of thunder and lightening or loud fireworks, I put your guided imagery on and my dog would start to relax which gave me comfort in times of stress.

I cannot express how much a part of my healing your guided imagery, music and voice has been to me over the last ten years. I'm forever grateful to you for your amazingly loving and powerful work.—Lainey Hashorva, California, cancer survivor