Upload & Sell: On
Ken, as moved as I was by your tragedy, I have to admit feeling a pang of remorse at the possibility a 55 f/1.2 S.C. had bitten the dust. I guess the lens is no more precious than you or me, but we expect to leave the mortal coil and there is absolutely NO reason that these much loved lenses need to go. Granted, as the Buddhists say, we should meditate on the vase already broken, or in this case, the lens already broken but... in the same way they'll never replicate my 1965 Stingray coupe, they will never make more of these beautiful lenses.
I'd mention to you what we learned when sending Nikki around the world and it took a tumble. APC in Chicago was able to replace the front of that forty year old lens. I would never assume that your 55 f/1.2 S.C. is ready for the scrap heap. You're a resourceful man and I've no doubt you'll find your way through both the physical challenges and the practical challenge of getting that lens back into working order...
Glad you're able to visit... if you see any pretty nurses take a photo for Reagan...