Happy Holidays

For those of you who do not already know, things turned out far better for my brother than one could ever expect. He had a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, based on much empirical evidence but no biopsy, as this would have been invasive and almost certainly would have confirmed the obvious. Well, “almost” is the operative word. He had his pancreas removed, along with a length of intestine. Then the pathology report came back that none of the tissues showed evidence of cancer. We were told that happens roughly once every 150 pancreatectomies for presumed cancer. So, I stayed around for a couple of weeks. He was healing up fine from the surgery and learning to deal with no insulin or pancreatic enzymes of his own. I took care of some matters of my own and have returned to Myung and my apartment in Yangsan.
Happy Holidays INDEED!
So, I guess we are back to Plan A. When we get our apartment rented out, we will go to China. There is a glitch, in that it is proving difficult to find a renter. The real estate woman who got us into this place said it should rent out easily because of it’s good location, nice view and good price. Unfortunately, it appears nobody is moving around as expected. Maybe it’s the time of the year, or maybe it’s the economy which is crashing along with most of the rest of the world’s. Anyway, there have been no inquiries. I think we’re going to have to find someone ourselves.
That’s about all that’s going on. Myung and I are enjoying being back together. We’ve gone out a little, but are basically just hanging out. Maybe we’ll get a plan or something before we go stir crazy. This part of Korea is kind of the banana belt, with mild temperatures up to about 50 F. (10 C.), no snow or seriously foul weather. We could go somewhere. I don’t know yet.
I hope you are all well and having a happy holiday season, if you celebrate Christmas/Hanukkah where you are.

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