Death Couldn’t Stop My DaughterGale Glassner Twersky
On October 8th, 2007, the worst thing happened to our family. Our beautiful 35 year old daughter died suddenly, leaving us devastated! There are no words for such a loss. We were extremely close. She would always tease me by saying ”wait until you are old and I am going to take care of you!” It was so funny “then”.
In the spring of 2011, I was having terrible pain in my left knee. I’m an active person and I couldn’t do anything. I could barely walk. After trying everything possible, my orthopedist said that I really needed a knee replacement. All I could think of was, I needed my daughter. My husband and son were great but I needed my daughter. She would have been right there.
The date I was given for the operation was on about the 4th anniversary of her death. At that time, I was given Gale Glassner Twersky’s name to help me for getting through the operation and for dealing with the pain. She used hypnosis that was like meditation . As we talked in our session, all I did was cry to her about needing my daughter. Gale made me a CD a month before the operation which I listened to every am and pm.
One week before the operation, I needed to call an agency for an aide to stay with me for the first night until the next early morning. All I could think about was my daughter so I took out a box of her letters and cards that I had saved from her. Mixed in with the letters were two uncashed American Express refund checks made out to her. They were from 2007 and it was now 2011. The two checks totaled $185.45 and American Express said that they would reissue them for me to cash.
My next phone call was to the agency to hire the aide for that one night. They told me that the aide would be there that night and take care of me until early morning. I asked how much it would cost and she told me $185. I couldn’t breathe!! That was the amount the two checks came to from my daughter. All I could think of was that my daughter was there, taking care of me. I could feel she was there for me. I wasn’t afraid of the operation any more. We were all overwhelmed.
The operation went very well and the pain really wasn’t bad. I recovered beautifully. I thanked Gale and told her what happened. Gale was not surprised. My daughter will always be with me and for me.