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Happy Results from Using Guided Imagery for Hip Replacement Surgery

19 Feb

I had hip replacement surgery 4 weeks ago, using the Successful Surgery guided imagery for 2 weeks before I entered the hospital.

I set it to repeat continuously when I went into the hospital, listening to it until I met the anesthesiologist, who gave permission to use it in the operating room.

After the surgery, I switched to the meditation to Ease Pain, which had the added bonus of blocking sounds & voices from the nurses' station outside my door.

I was released after 2 days, walking on my own with only a cane. I continued to use the Ease Pain meditation every night to help me sleep.  

I was given 2 pain meds but only took the milder med for a couple weeks. By week 3, I was walking without the cane.

I really believe the meditations & visualizations of both CDs helped.
Thank you.

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 and was released in paperback January of 2006.