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Oliphant Chuckerbutty

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My ex-wife...
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:44:48 AM »
...from whom I've been divorced for 28 years, but with whom I'm still good chums, had a severe stroke yesterday, and is now in hospital, stable but seriously ill. Thoughts and prayers appreciated.
It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true....hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.
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Re: My ex-wife...
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 10:53:01 AM »
Sorry to hear this, Steve. Thinking of you both.

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 11:33:44 AM »
Sorry to hear that Steve: I hope that with time and care she will improve.

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 01:17:22 PM »
Yes Steve, hope it all goes as well can be for her.

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Oliphant Chuckerbutty

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 01:49:01 PM »
Thanks, all.
It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true....hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 06:25:59 PM »
Very sorry to hear that Steve, poor lady. It's a sad situation and I will certainly pray.
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Oliphant Chuckerbutty

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Re: My ex-wife...
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2018, 11:01:55 PM »
She's hanging on, and conscious but very drowsy. We shall see. Thanks for thoughts, prayers and comments.
It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true....hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 09:54:02 AM »
Steven take heart. I don't know if you and she had any children, if so it must be hard for them to see their mother so ill. What I wanted to say is it is wonderful what is done for stroke patients these days, the really intensive neurological input and care, a lot do recover or become well enough to be independent. I've known a couple of people who did really well after a stroke, it's not like the old days (one of my grands and an aunt, both docs, used to talk about that and how much medical treatment in the field of strokes ((they didn't call them 'strokes', they were'CVAs' or something else but never mind that)) ), had advanced. So I hope that is the case for your ex, she can't be that old I think as you've said you're still at work. Does she have a husband/partner? Sorry if I am asking too much, you don't have to say.

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2018, 11:30:36 AM »
Thinking of you both.

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2018, 02:03:10 PM »
A hard time, Steve. Take care.

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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2018, 11:23:32 PM »
Thanks.
It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true....hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.
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Re: My ex-wife...
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2018, 06:51:15 PM »
Steve

How is she doing?

Oliphant Chuckerbutty

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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2018, 11:09:52 PM »
Better than expected, apparently, thanks for asking. It's a very serious stroke, there's no getting away from that, but she's out of danger and has been moved to another hospital.
It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true....hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.
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Re: My ex-wife...
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2018, 09:15:31 AM »
That's encouraging, Steve.

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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2018, 12:00:59 PM »
Yes it is. I expect she'll be having intensive physio.
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« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2018, 05:24:31 PM »
Just wondering how she is, Steve?

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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2018, 10:48:25 PM »
Better than expected at this stage, though not good. I went to see her last Saturday. Her left arm is no use, but she can walk with help. A little dopy mentally, but you can have a sensible conversation with her.
It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true....hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.
JBS Haldane

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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2018, 04:53:56 PM »
I was wondering how she was getting on.It's amazing what can be done for stroke patients in terms of rehab nowadays. It sounds as though she is making progress, I hope it continues &she is able to keep her spirits up. Good that she has you to encourage her.
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2018, 01:25:05 AM »
Sorry Sreve,

Praying for a full recovery and complete wellness and health. <><
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2018, 10:41:05 PM »
Thanks.
It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true....hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.
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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2018, 10:37:39 AM »
Sorry if I have missed anything, Steve,

How is your wife?
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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2018, 11:21:38 PM »
Not good, but better than originally expected, thanks/
It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true....hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2018, 03:03:55 PM »
Prayers with you all xx
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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2018, 08:02:20 AM »
How are you Steve and how are your family and wife coping with everything?
Progress can seem slow with a stroke but hang in there. x
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