Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Neurosurgeon’s Crisis

What would you do if you were a 36 year old Neurosurgeon finishing a grueling 6 year training program at Stanford, a rising superstar, married, but just diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer? The cancer is treatable but not curable. The future is unknown.
Would you complete your training despite the pain and treatment side effects? Would you go into counselling with your wife? Would you write a best seller memoir? Would you father your first child? Would you talk about life, death, and God in your beautiful seemingly effortless prose honed by your Master of Arts in English Literature?
Well Dr. Paul Kananithi did it all in his beautiful book, “When Breath Becomes Air.” Be prepared to shed some tears as you are given remarkable insight into this young couple's journey as they face the inevitable. In short, this book becomes a reaffirmation of life as it faces death.


  1. Excellent work done by you once again here. This is just the reason why I’ve always liked your work. You have amazing writing skills and you display them in every article. Keep it going!
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  2. I've read many reviews lauding this book and the struggle I don't believe I'm emotionally prepared to read this selection now but I will read it in the future. Thank you.

  3. I have heard about the book and read experts. Exceptional pros and yes, you shed a lot of tears. I believe in the power of healing and prayer in adjunct to what the medical profession offers. I've read Dr. Bernie Siegel's books on miracles and medicine. I believe in healing from above before all else fails. I'm critical of no one as one day we will all dye nut the body is miraculously wonderful and heals itself of so Manaus ills like a cold or a cut. Why not cancer too? Nothing is too big or impossible for God even cancer. Can you share the miracles you may have experienced. There is so much more power in hope and faith and the human will.

    Thank your for your blog from a person who wanted to help others but lacked the self confidence due to others opinions. Yes, I wanted to be a neurosurgeon specializing in brain tumors. But know I do not let my past define my future.