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General Discussion => The Dividing Line => Topic started by: Rene on August 18, 2012, 09:42:45 am

Title: Eric Arthur (Love Letters) update
Post by: Rene on August 18, 2012, 09:42:45 am
Hi everyone. We received this update from Eric Arthur's wife and she asked us to pass it along to the Dividing Line community:

Hello, Dividing Line Team --

I'm Vicki Arthur, and my husband Eric is host of The Dividing Line's "Love Letters" show.  I know that a good friend of his informed you that his show has been suspended due to a medical crisis.  Now that things have stabilized a bit, I wanted you to hear directly from me about his situation.

One month ago today, Eric suffered an unexpected and severe stroke in his brain stem.  After a hospital stay of nearly four weeks (much of that in the intensive care unit), he was moved a few days ago to a local rehabilitation hospital.  We remain hopeful, although his long-term prognosis is unclear. 

We've had Eric's iPod playing almost continuously for him since this ordeal began, and it's loaded with nearly 1,400 tracks -- mostly prog, of course!  One of the first tracks to pop up randomly while he was in the ICU was "Comfortably Numb" . . . to which his neurologist, a Pink Floyd fan, remarked, "God works in mysterious ways . . . "

Eric's podcast was one of his greatest passions in life, and I hope and pray that he may one day return to it.  In the meantime, I ask that you share this information with his friends at The Dividing Line and anyone else you believe might be interested.  Eric's dad and I have been posting updates on a website called Caring Bridge.  Eric's page may be accessed below:

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ericarthur1

Many thanks for giving Eric an amazing opportunity to share his love of progressive rock.  I know that music will play a huge role in his recovery.

Warmest regards,

Vicki Arthur