Hi All, Thanks for all the comments. I'm happy to say that the problem I was having is gone. I actually continued to play gigs through the healing process, trying to focus only on the air and trying to ignore the air leak and lack of control on the left side of my embouchure. It took several months but now everything if back to normal. I guess I'm just going to face the fact that my son is getting older and stronger and soon will be able to beat his dad at wrestling!