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!]