Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 212 p.
From the Publisher
In the year 2000, Stephen Graham King was diagnosed with a rare,
aggressive cancer known as synovial sarcoma, beginning a four-year
ordeal of radiation, chemotherapy, physiotherapy, and multiple
After having trouble with his left knee for much of his adult
life, King finally saw a doctor following a bump to the leg that
almost made him pass out from the excruciating pain. After the
diagnosis, he endured five major, invasive surgeries that cost him
a large portion of his left leg and half of his left lung,
radically changing his body, mind, and self-image forever. And in
the end, forcing him to relearn many things: some as basic as
re-learning how to walk.
As a gay man who is part of an image-conscious subculture within
our image-driven society, he was forced to confront his feelings
about his body on the long road back to health.
Now, in Just Breathe, King shares his journey from health
to illness and back to health again through prose and journal
entries written during the battle. Told with candour and humour,
this is the story of his challenging recovery and the love of life,
friends, and family that helped him to survive.