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Happy Father’s Day!

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye

Father’s day is never easy for my kids. I do not know how that feels because I am still fortunate enough to have my dad. I just want my kids to know that their father is still here and with them. Rich changed my family’s history, and I could not be more grateful for having him as a father to our children. 


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

 Fantastic and Realistic Book that has Healing Power

Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2020

I have known this beautiful family since the 1990s’s when Richelle was my student at school and then I became her piano teacher. If you met this family you always felt included in their life. I have not seen them for way too long because they moved and I moved, but they are always in my heart and on my mind.

This book gives hope to those that have gone through, or are going through, something so life changing as cancer or loosing one to cancer.

Beautiful job, Shufei. I am so proud of all of you! Rich is looking down on all of you..
Until We Meet Again,

I cannot tell you how much these kind words mean to me, Marilee! Thank you all for all the support. Have a great weekend! Cancer is Kicking my Butt, but I’ve Got a Really Big Butt is on Amazon! Share it with someone who is going through something life changing.


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

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

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

His Last Call

This phone call took place on February 26th, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. on a sunny and windy day in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with a call from Long Island, New York. The conversation was between Rich and Scott, who were both Multiple Myeloma cancer patients that connected through the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Society. They were paired together through similar work experiences; both were engineers and supervisors in sales and management. Rich recorded the phone call for me, his wife, Shufei, and it just so happened to be one of his last conversations.”

This is the phone call that inspired me to write my first book, “Cancer is Kicking my Butt, but I’ve Got a Really Big Butt.” The circumstances surrounding this phone call, as well as how it helped me through my grieving journey are fully explained in the book, but will be touched on during in later episodes of my podcast.

My book is available for purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cancer-Kicking-Butt-but-Really/dp/B0863TWSGM/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=cancer+is+kicking+my+butt&qid=1588883167&sr=8-1

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