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Dialysis CD Used to Support Existing Kidney Function

17 May

A woman writes:

Belleruth,
Your CDs have been with me on a difficult journey. I started with your Surgery CDs before the first of my two knee replacements (within 7 months).  They were invaluable.  

When I had the second surgery, something happened that my kidneys didn't like, and I found myself at the bad end of stage 4 kidney failure.  Even as I followed the nephrologist's protocol, I felt I had to find a way to accept the fact that dialysis was a real possibility and to be ready for it if and when it came.

So I ordered THAT CD, convinced that using it now would encourage my remaining kidney function.  I was right!   I went from 27% function to 40%, which is my new baseline.

I continue to use the dialysis CD on a regular basis, even re-starting it if I wake during the night.  I know that dialysis still may be in my future, but I no longer fear it.
Thank you, Belleruth

PS - I've given your chemo and chemo fatigue to a dear niece who's fighting breast cancer and she reports that they have truly helped her. Please post.

[Ed. Note:  We do not assume that the imagery was the sole cause of the improved kidney function.  Who knows? Could be a happy confluence of many things. But we’re delighted for the outcome and hope it continues.]

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