You're Not Alone

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by tonycotonstache, Dec 24, 2020.

  1. hornmeister

    hornmeister Tired

    Personally, I think everyone should just **** off.

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  2. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member


  3. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    He's managed to briefly poke his head out of the '4 Hours At The Capitol' thread, but I assume the steepness of the hole has seen him slide all the way down again.
  4. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Squad Player

    Had a real shocker of a week. My mums been poorly and in hospital then yesterday my boy got a nasty hit in rugby and got banged up with concussion.

    Life hits hard sometimes.
  5. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Sorry to hear that Tony. I hope your mother feels better soon and give your boy a bit of extra TLC. xxx
  6. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Urgh puts things in perspective. Hope both recover quickly.
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  7. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Sorry to hear. Hope both are on the road to recovery very soon.
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  8. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Squad Player

    Oh man.

    Hoping next week is better for you, your young man is back to 100% soon and your mum is ok.
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  9. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    That sounds like a really raw deal. Very sorry to hear that.

    Just take it one day at a time and try to keep a positive outlook as much as possible. It really does help.
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  10. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    Sorry to hear this mate, hopefully your mum is on the mend soon and your lad isn’t suffering too bad.

    We’re always here to listen if you want to vent.
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  11. Jersey Hornet72

    Jersey Hornet72 Academy Graduate

    Sorry to hear you’ve had a bad week. I hope your mum is okay and your boy recovers very soon. Take care.
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  12. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Squad Player

    Cheers everyone. She's 81 now. Took me and my brother to our first Watford match back in 88.

    Everyone she is unwell I remember that first match like yesterday.
  13. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    All the best for a speedy recovery pal. Hopefully a win for her today too!
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  14. Sting

    Sting Squad Player

    Sorry to hear your news - keep your chin up and hope things improve soon.

    I am now not sure if I dreamt it but I was sure this thread had news of ZZT having had a stroke. I have read back through this but it is clearly not the right thread. Can anyone point me to the one I am thinking about and does anyone have any news on ZZT?

    I am going through one of my darker periods at the moment as Mrs S is really struggling on a number of fronts and the stroke connexion reminded me to try to look up on ZZT
  15. Sting

    Sting Squad Player

    Found it - should have looked with my eyes open earlier !!
  16. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    I don't think there has been any update on @zztop since news that he "was recovering from a stroke". Sadly I doubt that "no news is good news" and he hasn't logged in since 11/2021.
  17. Johnny Todd Sings

    Johnny Todd Sings First Year Pro

    I hope all goes well. Double whammies are awful.
  18. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Squad Player

    Well she certainly perked up for hearing about the win on Saturday!
  19. Steel City Gold

    Steel City Gold Reservist

    A couple of things...

    This is, by a country mile, my favourite post ever on this Forum!!!

    Many moons ago, I travelled down from Sheffield for the weekend because my ailing mum was scheduled for a 'life or death' operation on the Saturday. I spoke to her on the Friday night to say that I was coming down for the weekend, so that I could go and see her straight after the op.
    Mum: "Are Watford at home?"
    Me: "Eh? I've no idea."
    Mum: "Well if they are at home, for God's sake go to the game and then come and visit me. If I'm awake, talk to me about the game. If I'm asleep, talk to me about the game anyway."

    I went to the game, met up with family, and friends not seen for many a year. We won. I went straight to the hospital.

    Mum was awake-ish...

    Mum: "How did we get on?"
    Me: "We won!!!
    Mum: "Yeeeeeeeeees!"

    And she promptly fell into a deep sleep.

    She died not that long afterwards. Maybe a few weeks after; maybe a few months after.

    As always:

    Big Watford Love to all of you!!!

    Keep the Faith

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  20. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    My father in law was a diehard Watford fan and in a hospice in our last promotion season. He wanted to hang on until we were promoted. We promptly lost to Luton. He hung on until midweek. We got to tell him that we’d won at Norwich and promotion was almost guaranteed. He was really happy, read the match reports and passed away the next night.
  21. I Blame Pozzo

    I Blame Pozzo First Team

    Best wishes to her and you all.
    My Mother came with me once to Eastbourne to see me play a final.
    Came back with me and stayed in my car whilst I went to the Vic for a night game!
    She also queued up for me for '84 Final tickets as I was at a tournament!
    "Take good car of your mother" as Jackson Browne said.
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  22. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Really sorry to hear that @The undeniable truth. All my love and wishes go with you and your father in law. Just know he is looking down on you now wearing his Watford shirt and wanting them to win and do well, as I am sure he wishes you to do the same in life. Stay strong, and never forget you have friends and family around you in such a time of sorrow. If you ever want to talk to anyone here, we all have inboxes. xXx
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  23. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    Very sorry for your loss TuT. Thoughts are with you and yours.
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  24. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    It’s actually the 15 year anniversary of my mum’s passing today. Crazy how time flies. I’m not sure how I feel about reaching a time in my life where I’ll soon have been alive longer without her than she was here for, but I’ve got another few years to figure that out.
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  25. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I always read this thread but no idea why, every time I finish it I have tears in my eyes. My dad passed away 21 years ago, I was always gutted he never saw me become a qualified football coach or more importantly see his grandchildren and it's his fault I watch Watford! My mum told a couple of weeks ago that he was always super proud of me and I burst in to tears!
    For all of you struggling at the moment, stay strong, you will get through it
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  26. Steel City Gold

    Steel City Gold Reservist

    "Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies"...

    Big Watford Love to all of you, and big hugs to any of you having a tough time right now, or reflecting on moments past.

    Keep the Faith

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  27. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Nice quote from Cloud Atlas . Great book , film meh!
  28. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Loved playing Rugby but gave up after getting knocked out. I can't even remember the hit but came round looking at clouds and some worried faces. I remember not being able to even do my shoelaces up for a couple of weeks because of not being able to bend over. Even going to the toilet was a two man job. It was worse than I got whiplash in quite a nasty car accident.
  29. Geoff the ref

    Geoff the ref Academy Graduate

    This week saw the first anniversary since I woke up with a collapsed lung. Not a nice feeling struggling to breathe but unknown to me at the time it turned into a blessing in disguise. During treatment an x ray revealed a white mark on my right lung which turned out after various tests to be cancer. I count myself very, very lucky that after the operation I did not need chemotherapy or radiation and here I am a year on watching the boys come win or lose.
    The consultant after the op said I did not need to do anything stressful so I asked playing golf again and he answered in small amounts. How about going to watch football again and he strangely asked what team. Watford I replied and he said definitely not as it would definitely be too stressful. Now after that scare and a year on I realise that life is there to be enjoyed and to take the rough with the smooth. As my wife keeps telling me everything happens for a reason and without that collapsed lung I could now be part of history

    come on you hornets.

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  30. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Squad Player

    I got concussion once but stupidly decided to play in a Sunday league footie match the next day. Went up for a header and next thing I knew I was in an ambulance. Stupid.
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  31. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    It was kind of you to share that Geoff and I am pleased that you came through such a troubling time with the love and support of your wife and friends. I second the doctor's orders in not watching Watford at the moment, last thing you want is a trigger. It tests even the most harden fan's blood pressure. My father had the same issue a few years back but it was not cancerous, although he did have various operations to fix the problem. Even now it's not perfect and he struggles for breathe now and then. Having seen it first hand myself how a person can suffer from this affliction I do wish you the best of love, care and support and remember everyone here has an inbox if you ever wish to chat.

    Skyla xx
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  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    That's one hell of a jump for that header.
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  33. BeersThen

    BeersThen Reservist

    I used to play quarterback for an Am Football team in Bristol, took me months to convince my then girlfriend to come and watch me, first game she came to I got knocked out and broke some ribs by some huge defensive tackle from Cardiff and taken to hospital. We split up weeks later.
  34. Steel City Gold

    Steel City Gold Reservist

    Happy 'post-first anniversary!!!' Geoff!!!

    Blimey, what a torrid time for you and yours.

    I don't do religion; I don't do 'everything happens for a reason'; I don't do fate. But I do do 'bad news turns into good news' stories like yours. Please reassure your doctor that I, SCG, am Sponge Bob in disguise, and that I absorb your stress and many others too from afar in these Northern, plastic climes...

    Keep the Faith

    Sponge Bob
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  35. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Women huh.
    Broken ribs was possibly the worst. Luckily it didn't puncture the lungs though only scratched. Still the worst pain ever.

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