My sister and my mother flew in to
Los Angeles to be with me for my first emergency surgery to remove
my Ovarian Cancer. They were the first band of support to get here
from Boston with only one day's notice. I don't honestly know what I
would have done without them. My mother with her unconditional love
and touch. My big sister, Amy, with her devotion, organizational
skills and ability to act as an advocate on my behalf.
I was supposed to be in the
hospital for about a week but, after being in ICU for 5 days, it was
close to 2 weeks before I was allowed to go home. My sister and
Mother kept a daily vigil with me at the hospital, all the while,
giving companionship and pressure relief to my husband.
By the time I got home, my Dad had
been able to arrange his schedule to come out to LA and it was time
for my sister to get back to her husband, children and work. This
was apparently a little hard for my sister to do. She knew she had
to get back to her daily life but she really did not want to
leave me. In her own instinctively loving and creative way,
she found a way to leave a piece of herself behind that would affect
me profoundly every single day.
Amy created a script and made a guided
meditation tape in her own words and in her own
voice. She gave it to me and suggested that I listen to it every day
and every time I wished she was with me.
First, I was amazed at the idea of
it and her thoughtfulness in having created it for me. As I did
listen to it once a day and more, I grew to fully appreciate my
sister's love and wisdom. Early on, I listened to it in the morning
when I was having an impossible time remembering why I should even
get out of bed, and later, as I got physically and emotionally
stronger, I used it in the afternoons as I often needed a nap and
felt disheartened to not have the stamina I was used to.
When I pop in the tape, my sister
takes me on a walk though a beautiful garden. I am comforted by the
familiar sound of her voice and am inspired by the visual images she
paints with her words. Before I know it my creative imagination
embellishes the picture as the journey inspires me to remember what
is beautiful in the world, how much I have to live for and how much
strength I have inside me to heal.
Amy created the
first of our guided meditation scripts.
Since your own words can sometimes be hard
to come by we want to offer you some options that you can use as is
or personalize as you go. You alone know what makes your chick tick
and how to reach her.
The most meaningful and
personalized gift you can give is a guided meditation tape
by you in your own voice.
a Chemo Chicks Guided Meditation Script for only $1!