I am lying in bed dictating this email to my friend, Eddie
Baran, who is with me in New York. The reason why I am
dictating this email is simple; I can’t see and am mentally
preparing myself for major surgery tomorrow at 10 am.
On Monday afternoon I flew to Helsinki, Finland with members
of my International Mastermind. A few hours after landing I
began having trouble with my eyes. By the next day I could
barely see anything with my right eye. Luckily, my left eye,
which I now have 20/20 vision in due to Lasik surgery, I
could still see half ass.
In my experience, many health issues will go away in a
few days if you simply ignore them and go about your
daily business. This has not been the case with my
After many years of absorbing traumatic blows to this eye,
I guess something was bound to eventually give way. On
Thursday I went to see an eye doctor in Finland who quickly
referred me to another eye doctor wh quickly referred me
to a surgeon who wouldn’t take “no” for an answer.
After being scheduled for 8 am surgery Friday morning, I
opted to follow Dr. George Thurber’s advice and fly back
to the U.S. where I could get the finest medical care. The
lady doctor in Finland told me this was not a good idea,
as I may totally detach my retina and be permanently
blind. I escaped from the Finnish gulag-spital (Fureyese
for gulag hospital and their primitive diagnostic equipment).
Early this evening I met with a surgeon who examined me
extensively. Tomorrow at 10 am he will do the surgery to
reattach my retina. This surgery, depending on what needs
to be done, may take four weeks or longer for me to recover.
During this time I will be resting and healing. I will do my
best to dictate emails giving an update on my progress as
well as sending out messages filled with inspiration and
I will also look into doing a regular podcast.
Although this is a difficult time for me, I remain committed
to my message which I summarize in two words:
I believe there is much good that will come from this
situation even if I can’t see it right now. If you feel so
inclined, I will gladly accept any prayers or positive energy
you send my way. I am a non-denominational human being,
so whether you are a Jew, gentile, Christian, Buddhist,
Muslim, Hindu or anything else, I will appreciate your
All for now,