It is now eighteen months since I was hospitalized with double pneumonia.  So severe, it had me fighting for my life in a coma for seven weeks.  The experience was so traumatic not just for myself but for those around me, and left most of us with ptss and myself with a permanent scar; I had to have a tracheotomy ( an incision made in the trachea to relieve an obstruction to my breathing and a breathing tube inserted).   Which leads to me write about the breathing exercises that brought me back to life. Breathing; the most essential of our functions,...