Okay, so here is the situation, I lost 40 db of hearing since february, and the specialist is pretty confident it's Menières disease.
As an interesting sidenote, this occurs in psychological profiles that match those of Erich quite closely, and it appears at age 40.
One effect of this disease is that I have a hard time to concentrate, let alone follow projects through. For the moment I can manage routine tasks, but I can't really go beyond that, and this means that this complex novel is on hold for an unknown amount of time.
It's sad because I have the next steps still pretty much clear in my head, I hope I won't get out touch should I resume this work.
We'll see this autmun how things evolve.
Thanks for the readership, take care.