I haven't been saying anything about this in public because Belovèd Spousal Unit really likes his online privacy, but he has just given me permission to share his condition publicly. This is where we have been since the middle of August: generating tons of medical bills while unable to generate any income to pay them. We have no savings left, we are literally living on handouts right now, and we have at least two more surgeries coming up in the next year — or more if the retina repaired last week re-detaches, which is fairly likely.
If you can help at all, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. If you too are scraping the barrel on funds yourself, just sharing this on where it might catch someone else's generous eyes is a help.
And for the love of little green apples, if you experience any sudden upsurge of flashes and floaters in your eyes, RUN, do not walk, to an eyecare professional! We have been blessed beyond measure with the quality of care he has received from Retina Group of Washington, but the outcome would have been so much brighter if only he had recognized the symptoms and gotten care for the first eye while the damage was still fresh.