Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dealing with death and life.

The last 24 hours has been hard to deal with at times.

We got a call last night that one of my Uncle's, B, was rushed into surgery. He has diabetes and suffered a heart attack earlier this year and nearly died. Luckily, he recovered from it for the most part. One of his feet got infected a few months ago and never recovered. The infection was so bad that last night they had to amputate his left leg below the knee. He got through the surgery but we haven't heard any word on his recovery yet.

This afternoon, at work, I found out that a co-worker, O, died. He was Japanese-Canadian and a fairly quiet man. we would talk sometimes and once we started he always had a hello and a smile when we met. A few times we talked about life in Asia. We had some similar likes and dislikes. Work is going to be a darker place without him.

I had to deal with things like that when I lived in Korea. Family and friends dying or being hurt and nothing I could do. It was hard but being home, and not being able to do anything, is harder. O's dying has hit me hard. My Uncle's current condition probably made it harder than it would have.

Such is life. The bad times make you treasure the good.


10 comments:

  1. Thanks. It is strange. When I was in Korea I thought things like this would be easier to deal with if I was home. Boy was I wrong.

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  2. u should die wit ur uncle

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    1. I really hope this is someone whose cornflakes I deliberately pissed on. They would be even sadder as a human being if it was just basic fucktardery.

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  3. You should learn proper spelling and grammar. :)

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    1. Oh muffin, you should learn how to write properly. I guess we should both get used to being disappointed.

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  5. Poor baby posting for sympathy.

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