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Shoutout for Guided Imagery with Knee Replacement

16 Jul

Dear Belleruth,
I was so anxious about my upcoming knee replacement surgery at the end of April that my friend recommended your guided meditation and affirmations.  I listened faithfully to the guided meditation for a week or so before the surgery and continued afterward with the affirmations and sometimes the meditation for about 5 or 6 weeks.  (I skipped 2 or 3 days about week #3 after the surgery and became quite distressed.  I was quickly reminded to listen again.)
The surgery went well and I had very little anxiety through my hospital stay and recovery period.  At the six-week follow up appointment, the surgeon said that I was at the point of healing that most people take three months to reach.  I "graduated" from physical therapy last week and my progress was excellent -- my measurements exceeded the goals and my scar has healed nicely.  I even lost 5 pounds!

I am deeply grateful for the competent and caring surgeon, nurses, physical therapists and other medical people who cared for me -- and to you for reminding me of that truth.  I am also grateful for the prayers and loving support of my husband and family and friends and for my own body's ability to heal so well -- and to you for reminding me of these blessings, as well.
I have already recommended your surgery guided imagery and affirmations to a friend whose friend is anxious about her future knee replacement.  Thank you for the work that you do.
Best regards,
Mary Lou

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