Meanwhile, Chelsea and I relaxed at home in San Antonio, and Thomas returned to his studies. It was fun to get together for dinner one evening with the Thompsons, our friends from Bartlesville, Debbie and Ron have built a beautiful home in the area and are lucky to have their daughter, Audrey and her family nearby!
Bob and I returned to The Woodlands for a couple of days, and then we flew back to Seoul on July 17th. I have to mention that I conquered a few "peaks" of my own in July - though not the most scenic of sorts! While in The Woodlands, I managed to take care of my yearly physical exams (yeah, pap, mammogram and all that fun stuff), have a root canal and crown placed on a tooth, and go in to the hospital for my first preventative colonoscopy. I won't scare you with all the gory details, but let's just say I'm glad to be done with all of it and happy to report that I am quite healthy and well. If that was not enough. I also decided to have Lasek surgery on both of my eyes upon returning to Korea. I am still trying to recover from that - it's been a really slow process to regain some decent eyesight. While my distance vision is 20/20, because I have extremely dry eyes, the sharpness and clarity of vision is still not there. I'm being told it can take up to 6 months to really see optimal results. While I am happy to do away with contact lenses and progressive lens glasses, I will still have to wear reading glasses. It's been frustrating in many ways, but I think in the end I will be glad I did it. You know me, I couldn't pass up a great bargain, and for Lasik or Lasek, Korea offers the most experienced doctors and best equipment and treatment plans you can get at such an amazing cost.
Give us a month and Bob and I be ready to conquer another adventure!