As a result of years of severe menstrual pain and bleeding, I underwent a repeat laparoscopic procedure to remove endometriosis and fibrosis. I have had this surgery before. The first time (without Amelia), I awoke and experienced severe vomiting and pain; spent three weeks recovering from pain and stomach issues, and the days to follow the surgery were a complete blur from use of pain medicines.
This second time, I hired Amelia to support me. I’ve been under her care for my spiritual and emotional support prior to this, so I knew that she (and her work) was a source of great comfort to me. During this surgery, Amelia was with me from the moment I entered registration through post-op.
Amelia begin by helping me to manage my nervousness and fears that came fro my first (unsupported) surgical experience. Especially having the same surgery before, I felt like I had an “idea” of what it might be like – and this made me incredibly uncomfortable. As soon as Amelia got there, I felt centered and balanced and remained so throughout the entire surgical process.
When we entered the pre-op area, Amelia help mentally prepare me. This time around both I AND ALL OF MY NURSES were astounded. I had slight discomfort and nausea and within an hour (yes, one hour) I was discharged.
Amelia also worked with me postoperatively on anesthetic clearing. And within a few days I no longer needed pain medicine. She was a true blessing to my recovery and I will never go through surgery without her again.
I recommend her whole-heartedly to anyone needing support in this very difficult time.