FAO Socrates

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by agreenwood » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:30 am

Sounds absolutely horrendous for you and your family.

Wishing you a full recovery and that you’re home before Christmas.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Burnley1989 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:53 am

Everybody has a casualty story but I think you might just have trumped anybody I know of! You’re one tough cookie!

All the best with your recovery!

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:09 am

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.
Jesus. Everytime I wake up with a bit of an ache, I'll re-read this post.

Hope you're doing okay.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Lord Beamish » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:14 am

CharlieinNewMexico wrote:Jesus. Everytime I wake up with a bit of an ache, I'll re-read this post.
That’s every time I wake up, theses days. I daren’t get out of bed, now.
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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by CrosspoolClarets » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:15 am

What an inspirational story, we all have more grit and determination than we give ourselves credit for, even when our conscious mind is out for the count. The challenge is that we sometimes forget it.

I wish you all the best for your recovery and hopefully a long future life, and well done to those wonderful doctors and nurses who are at their best in the most challenging of situations.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Juan Tanamera » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:32 am

Wishing you a speedy recovery Socrates and sincerely hope that you get your Christmas wish.
I know from recent experience when my wife was seriously ill, what a superb NHS we have.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Goodclaret » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:47 am

I've followed your progress on Twitter and have to say you're an absolute inspiration Socrates. Always positive in what must be the hardest of times to remain so and eternally grateful to the people helping or have helped you within the NHS on every one of your posts.

I can't wait for your post saying you are heading home and the one saying you are going to get to the Turf! Keep going Sir, I wish you all the best.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by ClaretCliff » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:55 am

Just wow! That's terrible. All the best with your recovery.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Spijed » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:07 am

Kevin,

You might not feel that good at the moment, but it'll surprise you as to how quickly you'll recover once you get home and there is no reason why you can't make a full recovery. I lost a couple of stone and felt far better for it.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Goddy » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:24 pm

Yikes - that sounds absolutely terrifying, Socrates!!!!!!!

Just glad you lived to tell the tale.

Continued good luck for a full recovery. Hope you get your wish to be home by Christmas (if not sooner)

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by beddie » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:17 pm

Bloody hell Kev, it's frightening just reading it, God knows what you must have gone through, thank goodness for the medical team at the Hospital, they've worked a miracle. I'm so pleased you're on the mend. You're a determined guy and you will get there. Our NHS is the most wonderful thing in the world. Keep us posted we're all rooting for you.Best wishes. J

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:27 pm

Some wonderful news. Socrates has been given the all clear to go home tomorrow.

I’d like to wish him and his family all the very best.
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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:42 pm

Great news.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by spadesclaret » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:45 pm

Really good news. Probably the best Christmas present your family will have.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by houseboy » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:03 pm

When you hear stuff like this it kind of puts our petty squabbles into perspective doesn't it? I don't know you Socrates but from what I gather you were always well thought of on here, even by those you may have angered.

You will overcome all this because from what you have said you have survived a terrible ordeal and come out (kind of) smiling. Good luck man, all the best to you.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Pearcey » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:43 pm

Great news! Socrates is obviously a fighter! Merry Christmas.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:22 pm

Great news indeed
Happy Xmas to you (Socrates) and your family and friends

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Buxtonclaret » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:58 pm

Wonderful news!
Have a great Christmas, Socrates.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by levraiclaret » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:06 pm

Great news, cheered me up no end.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year, Socrates.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by ecc » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:17 pm

I can't say I've always agreed with you, Socrates, but your health is all that matters. And that puts things into perspective. Sounds like hell on earth. I SINCERELY wish you and your loved ones all the best.
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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Silkyskills1 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:18 pm

Heard this news today from my daughter who was in 6th form with you, I think.Anyway, wonderful news for you and your family. Have a great Christmas.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by beddie » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:31 pm

Just read the news, it's the best Christmas present he could ever receive. Good luck Kev we're so pleased for you.Hope you, your wife and family have a wonderful time.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by SammyBoy » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:22 pm

Fantastic news that you've survived this awful ordeal, Socrates, as a fellow boxing fan I always liked reading your take on the latest upcoming fights and hope to see more of them in the future :) Also, a shout out to the NHS and the staff that work there, my girlfriend is a nurse in A&E and they really do put everything into it, they will all be buzzing you've pulled through.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Rowls » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:33 pm

All the very best Socrates and hope you continue to improve.

Glad that you're still with us - every Claret is one of us.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:21 pm

Socrates wrote:
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.
Wow just read this. I know my dad had been to see your dad (friends going back years) numerous times and as a result knew you had been unwell but my dad didn't divulge anything and had no idea it was THAT serious.

I know you love boxing but this is another level of fight you have shown here!!!! Fair play for that and your positivity. Best wishes!

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Heathclaret » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:29 pm

What a terrible ordeal. The Heath family wish you a speedy and full recovery and a fantastic 2020.

An anagram of my surname is endured, and you most certainly have.

All the best.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by jdrobbo » Fri May 22, 2020 10:32 am

Absolutely wonderful to see Socrates making such fantastic progress. What a champ!

Really chuffed to bit for you Kev - keep it up!

We're all with you.

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John

https://twitter.com/Socrates1882/status ... 43617?s=20

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by Swizzlestick » Fri May 22, 2020 10:37 am

Great stuff! His post above still absolutely astonishes me.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by beddie » Fri May 22, 2020 5:40 pm

Yes well done Socrates, that's excellent progress bearing in mind what you've been through. It's going to be a long haul but you'll get there with your determination.

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by MACCA » Fri May 22, 2020 7:07 pm

jdrobbo wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:32 am
Absolutely wonderful to see Socrates making such fantastic progress. What a champ!

Really chuffed to bit for you Kev - keep it up!

We're all with you.

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John

https://twitter.com/Socrates1882/status ... 43617?s=20

Thank you for sharing that John, puts a lot of things into perspective, and Socrates your progress has made my week!
An inspiration to us all.

I've no doubt you'll reach all the targets you've set yourself, and I hope you make it back on the Turf soon

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Re: FAO Socrates

Post by MrTopTier » Fri May 22, 2020 7:24 pm

Good stuff and super positive to hear. Socrates.
I’ll await to hear your thoughts on the rumoured Tyson v Holyfield bout.

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