I have wanted to get into pinball for years. A week after my birthday in 2014 I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Between all the emotions and chaos my wife and I decided we should get a machine. This was about a year after the diagnosis. Stop talking about it and just do it. She said we will make room to get one in our house. So we went through and purchases a Bally Midway Baby Pac Man and a couple weeks later a Gottlieb Monte Carlo. The thing I found I liked most about having one in our home is when I would worry about a test or test results I could tinker on repairs, mods, maintenance or play a game and it would get my mind off all the negative and worries. I would get so focused on what I was doing at that moment I didn't think or worry about what was going in my life. I am lucky to have a wife that fully supports my love for pinball. But to me owning a pinball machine is more then a hobby, it's therapeutic.
Update-6 years cancer free