Julie Gerard - Open Heart Surgery
I’m a 54 year old woman. I had my tonsils removed when I was 5 and had oral surgery when I was 13. I don’t really remember either.
Five weeks ago I had full open heart surgery to repair my mitral valve. My massage therapist suggested I listen to Health Journeys' Surgery guided imagery recordings.
I truly believe doing so helped tremendously though I have no comparison since it’s been over 40 years since I had any type of surgery. I was calm, not really nervous even the morning of surgery, and my recovery has been easy and uneventful. Pain has been very manageable and in fact, I haven’t needed Rx pain support since day 4 post op in the hospital. I’ve only needed extra strength Tylenol and that is sporadic nowadays (when I push myself too much).
I cannot thank you enough for the emotional/mental support the recordings gave me.
On a side note, I am not one who naps or falls asleep easily. The instructional portion of the recording states that some people fall asleep when listening. I chuckled and thought “yea, not me”. Well, the first time I listened, I fell asleep. And nearly every time thereafter. Truly amazing information that I have recommended to others already.