Breath-Power (Kokyu)

Areas of Well-Being

How come no one ever told me NOT to travel across the country with my wife and nine-month old baby for Thanksgiving — along with the millions of other people doing the same thing?  We had to get from our house to the airport over an hour away with car-seat, stroller, luggage, an assortment of carry-ons, and, oh yeah, the baby.  Two flights and a lot of frazzled nerves later, we were in frigid northwestern PA for Thanksgiving.

Being Strong Can Make You Weak

A few days after my 34th birthday, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer.  Surgery successfully removed the tumor, along with my right testicle, and I was cancer free.  The only real suffering I went through was the relentless jokes from my buddies.  We all had a ball laughing at my predicament.  (Please tell me you got that…)  Several months later after thinking I beat cancer, my doctors and I discovered cancer had spread to my lungs.  All jokes stopped.