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Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  70 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Mind-Body techniques that will help a patient: feel calmer before surgery, recover faster, have less pain after surgery, strengthen the immune system, use less pain medication, and save money on medical bills.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 29th 2004 by Angel River Press (first published April 1st 2002)
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John Carter
Jun 22, 2012 John Carter rated it it was ok
Half of the book was summaries of the chapter before, if you can call an almost complete duplication of the chapter a summary. Half the book was essentially an ad for the author’s relaxation CD. “You should listen to the CD twice a day.” “Tell your doctors that you’ll be listening to the CD during surgery.” “Share the CD with the people who will be with you in the hospital so their anxiety won’t transfer itself to you.” “Schedule regular times during the day to listen to the CD.” Etc. A third of ...more
May 22, 2012 Erica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, 2012
I received this book from a friend to help me prepare for an upcoming major surgery. It's a surgery I was looking forward to having since it would relieve so many problems I'dbeen dealing with for years. I wouldn't say I was particularly nervous about the surgery but this book helped so much. It made me realize I was nervous and it gave me things to do to help me relax.

I ended up buying the companion tape/cd that she refers to in the book. It just seemed like the best way to put what she sugges
Sep 13, 2016 Peggy rated it really liked it
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The book was a little "new age" and I probably wouldn't do everything the author suggested (like asking the surgeon to repeat healing phrases), but I loved the accompanying CD. The CD puts the listener into a very relaxed state. It is very similar to Yoga Nidra.
Feb 25, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it
The cd was quite helpful in terms of relaxing before my surgery. The book was less helpful to me as it was the same as the instructional part of the cd. I was not comfortable in taking all the recommended steps, such as having the surgeon saying healing statements to me during the surgery. Regardless, I felt calmer right before and all through recovery. The nurse commented on how my listening to the cd was quite positive and I did not feel the need to use excessive medication. I felt mentally an ...more
May 12, 2014 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Excellent book with practical suggestions and advice that truly work! Recently had a surgery. The book, along with the relaxation tape, which I bought separately, worked wonders in minimizing my pain and speeding up my recovery. I was totally surprised by how I did not feel any nervousness even the minutes before the operation. Highly recommended to anyone who is preparing for a surgery.
Aug 17, 2009 Leanna is currently reading it
It's a good book with some practical information about preparing for surgery. It comes with a soundtrack, and a lot of exercises have you use the soundtrack for relaxation. I borrowed the book without the soundtrack, so it is not helpful as helpful as it could be to me if I had the soundtrack.
Oct 16, 2012 Victoria rated it liked it
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There some good stuff in here but also, frankly, a lot of fluff. The author definitely knows her stuff, but she's explaining down and tends to overstate her point with a lot of repetition.

I didn't read every word but I skimmed the whole thing and read a couple of sections in more depth.
Apr 09, 2008 Dawn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!
I used this book to prepare for surgery with the meditation cd companion. I had the BEST experience due to the suggestions in this book. If you'd like details, please ask. I highly recommend this to everyone!
Nov 28, 2008 Leiah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone in the care of a doctor
Recommended to Leiah by: Judy
Wonderful suggestions and specific suggestions for affirmation, questions to ask your doctor and arrangements to make before surgery to emerge more healthfully and happily; I am very goad I found this.
May 11, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing
Wonder path to vibrational shift for healing. So clear easy to read and follow and do....
Jul 30, 2010 Carol rated it liked it
I guess we'll see how good this book is after my surgery on Monday.
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