61. None of Us Held His Hand Father had the prostate cancer. For older folks, prostate cancer progresses very slowly. He was getting shots every 2-3 months to slow its advancement. One day, doctor found unusual figures in his liver tests and ordered additional diagnostic imaging tests. They found a small growth in his liver and the liver specialist diagnosed it as a liver cancer. The doctor did not recommend the surgery. He..
60. Mother's Trivial Stuff I first noticed there was something wrong with the mother’s condition when we took Daniel’s 50th birthday trip. It took awhile for her to start moving her legs. She hesitated for several seconds before she started to move. Once she started, she could walk. But after she stopped, she hesitated again. My parents were on MediCare and they had the complete health insurance coverage with very small p..
59. Mother’s Reckless Driving My parents retired as the lease contract for the convenient store expired. They lived in a senior apartment in Van Nuys for a short period of time, then moved to Ventura. Some senior apartments are subsidized by the government. Seniors only pay 1/3 of their monthly income as rents, and the government pays for the rest. Some apartments are designated as subsidy housing. Some landlord designate fe..
57. Same Woman, Three Times We went to see her father a day late. He worked for Carmelites Sisters’ Convent and lived at the house next to it. Famous Andong salted mackerel and boiled octopus were waiting for us. In Korea, they heat the floor of the room, sit and sleep on the floor. He borrowed a table and chairs from the neighbor and set the table. He also placed a long wooden plank over the bump at the entrance and made ..