Success stories from READY SET RECOVER™ participants:

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"I have a wonderful support system in my friends and family, but they have their own lives and families so it was encouraging to know I could count on hearing from READY SET RECOVER every day on my road to recovery. I had all the medical facts from the doctor on the surgery, but having READY SET RECOVER™ there to help with everything else on what to expect emotionally, physically and mentally was incredibly beneficial.”

     - Katie S., Surgery January 2015


"Through the READY SET RECOVER™ program I was able to approach the surgery process with a sense of calm. It gave me structure and a positive framework to articulate "my surgery story", which was very helpful. The program assisted me in realizing what I'd need help with after surgery, and then being comfortable actually asking for that help. Learning the healthy daily behaviors and habits was great, as I can use all this good stuff I learned in the program to help me after surgery and beyond.

I found the READY SET RECOVER™ program to be liberating!"

     - Barbara W., Surgery July 2014


"The calm I felt yesterday waiting to have surgery was not at all like when I had another surgery years ago. The series of thoughts and exercises truly prepared me to face something I knew would be painful. Thank you for a life changing experience."

        - Dee B, Surgery March 2015


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"The READY SET RECOVER™ program helped me to orient myself before shoulder surgery. The preparatory steps helped me to think and plan ahead for what kind of assistance I would need post surgery, as my mobility was fairly limited. I found the positive affirmations helped tremendously after surgery, especially when my regular activities and social support were limited. Being reminded to focus on the positive, which the program does, was very helpful."

- Richard H., Surgery May 2014


"The READY SET RECOVER program helped me prepare for surgery with practices which made me feel calm and relaxed, especially when I went to the hospital. Patients who go into surgery with a positive mindset help the surgeon and their team do the best job possible.

I would recommend the READY SET RECOVER™ program to anyone who has a scheduled surgery."

- Elitza D., Surgery May 2014


"READY SET RECOVER™ was extremely helpful in preparing for my outpatient surgery to remove malignancies from skin on my back. The program helped me lessen my anxiety through the surgery and recovery process and take responsibility for my own healing. I created a healthy mindset and realized I needed to take care of myself by sleeping and eating well before and after surgery. I'm new to meditation, but learned to recognize the powerful nature of my thoughts and how I can get stuck. Creating affirmations helped me focus on the healing capacity of my body.  

READY SET RECOVER™ is a great program to help anyone get ready for and recover from surgery."

- Brian M., Surgery May 2014


The READY SET RECOVER™ program was like having a partner alongside me during surgery and the days afterwards. It helped me assess my overall expectations and how I was framing the whole situation.

It was very helpful overall, and I would absolutely recommend the program to those who have a scheduled surgery."

         - Evelyn P., Surgery May 2014