Yesterday (18th December 2012) a para-umbilical hernia repair was carried out at Watford General Hospital as part of the normal NHS routine. The thing that made this different was that it was me being operated on and I didn’t have any drugs. No general or local anaesthetic. The only pain medication was my mind because I used self-hypnosis.
I want to say now a massive thanks to my GP, the consultant & his team and all the NHS staff at Watford General Hospital for their help and care. It took a while to get the i’s dotted and t’s crossed but once we got in there it went fantastically well. Many of the staff said it was amazing and within seconds of the procedure being completed I was talking with the staff about who lost the sweepstake, who thought it wouldn’t happen? Some didn’t think it would be possible, some did.
Again, massive thanks to the staff involved, particularly those in theatre, who acted like seasoned pros even though this was the first time this had been done, using hypnosis only, for all of us!
I’ll write more fully about this over the next few days but big thanks and big love to all who made this possible.
p.s. Even though I write this less than 36 hours after having the op, I’ve been round the shops for a walk, eaten normally, had no pain killers and feel good.
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