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Another Happy Tape User after Total Knee Replacement Surgery

26 May

Dear Belleruth,

After many years in the war, I am leaving Walter Reed and moving to the Midwest!  My children are there and it’s time for a big change.  

I recently had a total knee replacement - 3 weeks ago - and used the pain and the pre-surgery guided imagery, and played the music during the surgery.  

I am so far ahead of schedule in healing! I had minimal pain and soared out of the hospital after an overnight stay.

I suppose it makes a huge difference to be already fit, eating well and not obese.  But I thought you’d like to hear from another “happy tape user” as we used to call it.

Best wishes,

[Ed. Note: We truly hope our elated friend has not spoken too soon – weeks of rehab is no day at the beach for most people who’ve had total knee replacement!]

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