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This Cancer Patient Talked About Acupuncture a Day Before his Death. Why?

Rich: I just want to know when the pain is going to stop. ‘Cause I’ve had pain for over a year and I just want to get rid of it. Jesus. Pardon my French.

Scott: Okay, well, let’s talk about that. When it comes to the bone pain, you know, your doctors are going to give you pain medication. But let’s talk about your neuropathy. Okay, now there are things that you could do that’s non-medical.

Rich: Okay.

Scott: Okay, now do you exercise a lot?

Rich: I do. I walk, um, my wife does PT on my feet, um, I take supplements, um, yeah, we try to do everything. Acupuncture’s a big thing. The acupuncture takes the pain right away.

-Excerpt from Cancer is Kicking my Butt, but I’ve Got a Really Big Butt

Thirty-nine months ago today, Rich took his last breath. I take so much comfort in knowing that acupuncture relieved his pain. I took some time to connect with him this past Memorial Day weekend – I visited him at the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois, and then reflected during some self-care time while getting cuppingl Thank you Tara Anderson for the cupping! Tara also does acupuncture and muscle therapy and is so wonderful!

Take care of you and your loved ones, and be well. -Dr. Kime

Cancer is Kicking my Butt, but I’ve Got a Really Big Butt

A reader, Christopher, recently shared with me that they woke up in the middle of the night laughing about this passage in my book:

“Picture this. 1994 Spring, brand new parents bringing a three month old daughter to visit her grandparents in Taiwan. We woke up at 3 A.M. to catch the flight from St. Louis Airport. It was pitch black when we left our house and a two hour drive to the airport. Too many bags to carry and with baby Richelle. There was a 14 hour non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Taipei, Taiwan. We were 30,000 feet up in the air. Rich looked down at his feet and realized that he was wearing two different shoes since we left in such a rush. He laughed and I laughed. We both laughed hysterically.”

Rich used to be the class clown – everything he did was about fun and surprises. He is truly my ghost writer because without him, this book would not exist! Please share this with someone who could use a laugh!

You can find my book on Amazon.com by clicking here, and you can listen to the audio that inspired my writing by clicking here.

Take care of you and your loved ones, and be well. -Dr. Kime

Reader Feedback: Cancer is Kicking my Butt, but I’ve Got a Really Big Butt

Now that my first book has been out for a couple months, I wanted to start posting some reviews and feedback.

Thank you all for the support! Now that my book has been out for a couple of months, I wanted to start sharing some feedback I have received from readers. 

“This book perfectly captures how hard life feels after losing someone you love. Shufei and her family take you through their emotional journey of learning to cope after the loss of a husband and father to cancer. Shufei recounts her life with her husband, caring for him through his diagnosis, working and raising a family after his passing, and a phone call he recorded that she kept private for years. This book will transform the way you see events in your life. Nothing is coincidental – sometimes it just takes time for you to see the meaning behind what happens in your life.” -Kylie Wilson

Thank you all for the support! I truly believe that this book will help others navigate the many challenges we face in our lives – – anything from dealing with cancer to caring for a sick loved one to learning to live after the loss of your spouse. You can find Cancer is Kicking my Butt, but I’ve Got a Really Big Butt on Amazon.com by clicking here. You can also listen to Rich’s last phone call on my podcast, His Last Call, available on iTunes and Spotify, or by clicking here. We can sometimes get so caught up in the chaos of our lives that we forget to step back and see the bigger picture. Please share this book with someone who needs help seeing life’s meaning hidden in their everyday chaos!

Take care of you and your loved ones, and be well. -Dr. Kime