The risk of blindness was if the neurosurgeon tried to clear the blockage in the artery. He didn’t do that. So, blindness is not a threat.

Ben’s vision changes all the time. When he wakes up, it’s the best. That lasts maybe 15 minutes and then his sight deteriorates. During the day, it fluctuates. Hard to adjust when it changes often, but he is doing remarkably well and basically functions like normal — here. I don’t know if he would do so well in an unfamiliar setting.

He sees much better outdoors in natural light than he does inside. Today, we moved his computer from our bedroom, which has little natural light, to the living/dining area where there is a skylight. Also, bought him a larger monitor. So, he is able to use the computer better than before.

He started ortho-bionomy therapy to try and clear the blockage. It’s an alternative medicine treatment — not at all sanctioned by the medical community. Noticeable improvement after first treatment but not sure if it’s permanent. A wait-and-see situation.

Overall, he is managing very well and is eager to start writing again.

Good to see you back here, Erik. How long will you be home?

Captain Argentina says thank you for asking about him.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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