FAO Socrates

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FAO Socrates

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:53 pm

I have seen on twitter that you haven't been so well.

I don't know you apart from on here and you scathing my knowledge of boxing.

Hope you get better soon fellow claret.
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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Longsidebovril » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:00 pm

I’ve been following him on Twitter. Inspirational stuff and I wish him all the best in his recovery.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by bobinho » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:03 pm

Agreed. Always enjoy his posts.

Get well soon fella.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:44 pm

I messaged him about a month ago when I first heard. He’s been through a terrible ordeal and let’s hope he’s on the road to a full recovery.

I’ve had my disagreements with him over the years but they pale into total insignificance when you see what he’s going through.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:55 pm

I would never pretend to say I got on with the guy but as Tony puts forward, it's not nice being ill. Been there, seen it, done it. So hope he comes through it to support Burnley.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Bosscat » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:28 pm

All the Best Socrates m8 get well soon....

Heres hoping you are back on here and the Turf Soon.......

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Darnhill Claret » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:38 am

I send my best wishes for a solid recovery. Stuart.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by jdrobbo » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:15 am

Sending very best wishes to a great poster; one of the old guard. Get well Socrates.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Buxtonclaret » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:29 am

Best wishes to you, Socrates.
Hope it's a quick recovery.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Granny WeatherWax » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:30 am

Buxtonclaret wrote:Best wishes to you, Socrates.
Hope it's a quick recovery.
He’s been in hospital for over 100 days

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by mkmel » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:31 am

Sending my Best Wishes to you Socrates

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Buxtonclaret » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:32 am

Granny WeatherWax wrote:He’s been in hospital for over 100 days
I didn't know.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by levraiclaret » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:36 am

Best wishes for a full recovery Socrates.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:38 am

Granny WeatherWax wrote:He’s been in hospital for over 100 days
He has, just looked and it was 17th October when I messaged him and he'd been in for some time then.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Damo » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:15 am

Get well soon fella

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by MACCA » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:18 am

Get well soon Socrates.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Socrates » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:43 pm

Thanks for your kind words guys, really appreciate them.

Today is day 108 of my stay and it’s fair to say i’ve been through the mill. Truth be told though, it’s a miracle that I’m alive so any day above the ground is a good one as far as I’m concerned.

I’ve a way to go yet but I’m hoping to be out before Christmas. I can’t wait to get back on the Turf and I can only repeat my thanks for your kind words. I’ve had some low, low points and tough days mentally and the support from people really does make a difference.
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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by conyoviejo » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:45 pm

All the best with your recovery Socrates .

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by taio » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:53 pm

All the best with your recovery Socrates. Must have been so difficult being in hospital so long and staying positive. Onwards and upwards.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by beddie » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:53 pm

Kev, I've only just seen this. I had no idea that you've not been well. Goodness me you've definitely sound to have been through the mill, that's a hell of a long time in Hospital. I hope whatever it is/was that you make a full recovery and you get back to some normality sooner rather than later. It's weird I thought about you only a couple of weeks ago as I said to my wife I'd lost contact with you (since the Cotterill days). Get well soon fella and back on the Turf as soon as possible. Best wishes. Joe.
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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Funkydrummer » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:10 pm

I hope that whatever has been troubling you has now been suitably banished and that you will
soon be with us all again supporting the Clarets from the terraces.

Best wishes fellow claret.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by LAM » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:24 pm

I don’t post much, but I always enjoy your boxing musings.

Best of luck in a full recovery

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Silkyskills1 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:00 pm

Always enjoy Socrates' posts. Don't always agree with them but that doesn't matter. Hope your recovery continues and you are back doing the things in life you like doing. Often wondered which sport is your favourite due to the incredible knowledge you have of boxing. Get well soon.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:37 pm

All the very best Socrates and hope your wish of being home for Christmas is realised.
UTC

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by bfcjg » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:39 pm

All the best.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by spadesclaret » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:39 pm

I do hope your wish to be home for Christmas is fulfilled and that you are well enough to enjoy it. Good luck.
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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Spijed » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:45 pm

Hope you get better soon!

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Lancasterclaret » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:02 pm

Crikey, had no idea.

Get well soon and I hope you are at home for Xmas

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by BurnleyFC » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:08 pm

Get well soon, fella.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Socrates » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:26 pm

Thanks again for your kind comments guys. I know I can be a bit brusque on here and I’m touched by your support.

For those wondering what happened..... well, I hadn’t been well for a while and had been to see my doctor a few times and was on antibiotics. One morning I was lying in bed when I heard and felt a pop in my stomach. I jumped out of bed like a scalded cat and was lying on the floor in more pain than i’d ever felt in my life.

I didn’t know what was wrong with me but knew it was bad - I could feel fluid gushing around my stomach. I was taken to Blackburn in an ambulance and passed out just as I arrived at the hospital. The next thing I recall clearly is waking up 34 days later not knowing what the hell had gone on.

I was apparently rushed into surgery where they discovered that my intestines had split - so all the bad stuff that stays in there was flooding my stomach and infecting my organs. I was in surgery for six hours where they were basically trying to keep me alive, but they had to stop when my body couldn’t stand it anymore and I had a heart attack.

I was transferred to ICU and placed on a ventilator and dialysis whilst they waited to see if I survived. After two days the sepsis has reached such a level that it would kill me, so even though more surgery would probably kill me too they had to go back in. I had five lots of surgery in less than a week and my significant others were told twice to prepare for the worst...... but somehow I survived.

The surgeons, nurses and staff here worked a miracle and I owe them everything. I have restricted movement of my legs and right arm but I’m getting slowly better with physio. What is very clear to me is that I am incredibly, incredibly lucky to be here and I feel blessed to have this second chance.
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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:32 pm

I first knew of it a month ago when I saw a short video which I think was your first attempt at walking. I’d no idea at the time what had happened although I have picked up some info since.

What you’ve just told us is worse than I imagined.

There are times when this message board is not so good but I know from personal experience just how supportive people can be on here.

All my very best to you and look forward to you being out and about again soon. Take care.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by lakedistrictclaret » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:32 pm

Bloody hell, Socrates!

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Aclaret » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:34 pm

That sounds horrific Socrates, you must be made of strong stuff to get through that. Keep going pal. UTC.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Goobs » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:37 pm

Jesus Christ, that sounds horrific. Glad you have come through it and here's hoping you can be home in time for Christmas now.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by ALP » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:38 pm

Hells bells, that sounds so very scary Socrates; here's hoping you continue to gain more strength day by day and that you eventually make a full recovery. The NHS is superb, and the Doctors and Nurses work like trojans every day. Get well soon. Andy

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:43 pm

Wow

You're one tough cookie Socrates.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Billy Balfour » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:45 pm

I wish you all the best and a full and speedy recovery.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Volvoclaret » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:02 pm

Having been rushed into hospital myself earlier this year, and being brought back to life by the dedicated staff at Blackburn,you are in good hands.
Get well soon and continue supporting the Clarets.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by blsclaret » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:16 pm

Impossible to comprehend how your family have coped with all that, never mind you. None of us know when our time is up, but there is a reason you have come through this. One day you will learn that reason.
Keep fighting and good luck.
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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by WestMidsClaret » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:18 pm

Good luck, hope you're back to full health asap.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by jedi_master » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:22 pm

All the best Socrates, sounds like you have been through the ringer more than most go through in their entire lives. All the best with your recovery and hopefully you’ll be back on the Turf soon.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Swizzlestick » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:29 pm

Wow, that is extraordinary. All the best to you on your road to recovery.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:30 pm

Wow what a nightmare Socrates, you are definitely a very strong individual and hope you are well enough to enjoy a great Christmas.
You sure deserve one.
All the very best

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Spijed » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:39 pm

Socrates wrote:Thanks again for your kind comments guys. I know I can be a bit brusque on here and I’m touched by your support.

For those wondering what happened..... well, I hadn’t been well for a while and had been to see my doctor a few times and was on antibiotics. One morning I was lying in bed when I heard and felt a pop in my stomach. I jumped out of bed like a scalded cat and was lying on the floor in more pain than i’d ever felt in my life.

I didn’t know what was wrong with me but knew it was bad - I could feel fluid gushing around my stomach. I was taken to Blackburn in an ambulance and passed out just as I arrived at the hospital. The next thing I recall clearly is waking up 34 days later not knowing what the hell had gone on.

I was apparently rushed into surgery where they discovered that my intestines had split - so all the bad stuff that stays in there was flooding my stomach and infecting my organs. I was in surgery for six hours where they were basically trying to keep me alive, but they had to stop when my body couldn’t stand it anymore and I had a heart attack.

I was transferred to ICU and placed on a ventilator and dialysis whilst they waited to see if I survived. After two days the sepsis has reached such a level that it would kill me, so even though more surgery would probably kill me too they had to go back in. I had five lots of surgery in less than a week and my significant others were told twice to prepare for the worst...... but somehow I survived.

The surgeons, nurses and staff here worked a miracle and I owe them everything. I have restricted movement of my legs and right arm but I’m getting slowly better with physio. What is very clear to me is that I am incredibly, incredibly lucky to be here and I feel blessed to have this second chance.
Hi Socrates, do they know what caused your intestine to split?

I had similar pain in Dec 2014, but mine was caused by a blood clot. They had to remove two feet of my intestine (three ops in four days) and like you I was in a coma, only for two & half weeks though!

Anyway, all the best.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Lord Beamish » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:44 pm

Bloody hell, Kev!

All the best for a full recovery.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Funkydrummer » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:12 pm

Gordon Bennett Socrates, that sounds an horrendous and terryfying ordeal that you have been through.

Here's hoping that you are now on the mend and in line to get home for Christmas.

Best wishes.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Andingle » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:21 pm

Wishing you a speedy and full recovery

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Herts Clarets » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:22 pm

I read some of this on Twitter and wondered if it was the same guy who posted on here. Really knows his stuff on boxing.

Sounds like he has had a horrific time. Hope you pull through fella and get back on the Turf soon.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Dazzler » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:13 am

Wishing you all the best

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by IanMcL » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:19 am

What's all the fuss about?

Guy gets stomach ache...gets a free lift to Blackburn (they couldn't charge, could they!), gets put up for a 108 days and counting, has lots of family visits, complete rest for a huge time and then loads of folk wish him well. Take the pie out of the box, next time!


Seriously, I am not sure how you made it through, Socrates, so extremely pleased you did. Incredible inner strength to overcome such a body poisoning. One tough Claret.

My very best wishes for a full and swift recovery and look forward to your new life - literally a born again.Claret. keep it going Socrates, we are all with you in thought.

Thanks for sharing that incredible detail.
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