5 years ago I had an open-heart surgery to replace my Aortic valve, which was faulty. I had it done at Barts hospital in London on the National Health. It was a brutal operation and it took nine hours whilst I was attached to a life support machine. My Italian surgeon was fantastic and my Spanish and Polish nurses, wonderful. It’s amazing what they can do. My scar was five inches long and my surgeon actually apologized for giving me such a pronounced long scar.
At home I had to rest for 8 weeks. I was doing well and every night, before going to sleep I closed my eyes and visualized the scar getting smaller and smaller. I did the same every morning. I also used self -hypnosis to deal with the pain. As a hypnotherapist I totally believe in the ability for self -healing with the help of hypnosis and I know you could achieve a lot by practicing it.
9 weeks after my operation, I went for a check up at Barts. My Italian surgeon looked at my chest and said: “wow, where is the scar? What oil did you apply on it”? I told him I didn’t use any oil. He asked me what I did. I said: “if I told you, you’d laugh”. He promised he wouldn’t. When I told him, he did laugh.
So there… the Medical profession resists, but I know Hypnotherapy can work magic.