Zztop Is Ok

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by NorthHarrowHornet, Apr 12, 2022.

  1. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    Hello, is there any news on Zz at all ? I may have missed it
  2. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    I haven't seen anything. Sadly in this case I think no news is probably bad news
  3. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Hopefully not. Fingers crossed the 'old' fellow is soldiering on like the trooper he is.
  4. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Is North Harrow Hornet still posting on here as he/she was the one who gave us the news on the stroke. Hope ZZ is ok
  5. Sting

    Sting Squad Player

    I have only just seen this thread as it has come back to near the top thanks to iamofwfc posting on it.
    My sincere best wishes to zzTop - he and I fell out badly and i have of course noticed his absence since my return. I always enjoyed crossing swords with him and he was an excellent poster.
    As some of you might know I was absent from the board for over three years as my wife suffered a massive stroke and I just never found the time to post. Her stroke has left her unable to walk or talk properly - she has a thing called aphasia which is when the brain will not communicate with the muscles of the mouth so she knows what she wants to say but struggles to get the words out. In the three and a half years since her stroke she is now able to take a few steps with a thing called a quadstick ( a walking stick with four feet for stability) but needs me beside her when she does as she is always likely to lose her balance. Her speech is beginning to come back and she can now say short sentences but her ability to pronounce letters makes it hard sometimes to understand what she is trying to say.
    I can only guess that ZZT suffered an equally horrific stroke and that may make his ability to communicate extremely dificult. If so I really hope he can make progress and one day will come back to this board so that we can resume hostilities, sorry I mean friendly exchanges.
    ZZT - if anyone reads any of these messages to you please know my thoughts are with you.
  6. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    As a carer, I have dealt with both aphasia and disphasia in relation to dementia. Very, very difficult it can be. I know what you're going through.
  7. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    My auntie suffered similar. She new what she wanted to say but the wrong words would come out. It affected her speech and also writing, as if the brain picked a different word at random to the one required. Otherwise was unaffected it must have been frustrating as hell for her. Took the patience of a saint just to run through a shopping list with her to see what she needed.
  8. Sting

    Sting Squad Player

    I think anyone who has experienced somebody with a stroke understands how devastating it can be. I hope that ZZT has not suffered too badly and his delay in returning here is just due to physio and other therapy to help his recovery. I had no previous conception of what stroke victims go through.
  9. Steel City Gold

    Steel City Gold First Year Pro

    Goodness me, Sting, what a few years it's been for you and your wife!!!

    We all puddle along, and fret and worry about things that don't really matter, and then something life-changing comes along that affects us or our partner or someone in our family/extended family/circle of close friends.

    Nothing prepares us for such as your wife and of course you have been through. How could it?

    I sincerely hope that this rancid, toxic, bickering (but also thoroughly enjoyable!!!) forum helps in some small way to ease the angst and salve the pain, even if it's an occasional, ephemeral moment.

    Big Watford Love to You and Yours

    Red shorts...

    Keep the Faith

  10. Sting

    Sting Squad Player

    Found this - it had dropped back a few pages. Anyone any news on ZZT?
  11. 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.
  12. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah I really hope he is doing alright and has the best support he can around him. Strokes can take a long time to recover from and within the hope that ZZ is still with us, I do wish him well. He has a lot of love on this forum but I am sure he has the love of his family and friends also.
  13. NorthHarrowHornet

    NorthHarrowHornet Academy Graduate

    Again thanks for the support, it means a lot.
    Apologies that I couldn't give you all any news earlier.
    I have heard recently he has been on the way to recovery.
    He has used a cane to help his balance for mobility and he has had anti seizure medication.
    He has recently returned to work and hopefully he will be posting here again soon.
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  14. NorthHarrowHornet

    NorthHarrowHornet Academy Graduate

    It was an ischemic stroke. His daughter found him quickly and he was transported straight to hospital. They did a brilliant job in stopping the bleeding. He was visited by his family the next day and he was in good spirits. It has been almost two years now and there are encouraging signs to this day
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2023
  15. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    That’s great to hear. Thanks for letting us know and please wish him all the best from the forum and tell him we look forward to his return.
  16. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Get well soon mate.
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  17. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Excellent news and so glad he is slowly on the mend. He still has a lot of wise words of wisdom to give - and is doing the right thing taking it one step at a time with a lot of love and support around him. Thanks for the continued updates on his progress as always.
  18. NorthHarrowHornet

    NorthHarrowHornet Academy Graduate

    Hi Knight GT. Want to apologize that I haven't posted for a while.
    I felt it wasn't a good idea to post anything on this forum until I receive positive news about ZZtop, it would have felt a little bit empty and inappopriate
  19. NorthHarrowHornet

    NorthHarrowHornet Academy Graduate

    Thank you Skyla xx
    You are the heartbeat of the forum, love what you contribute here. You are a very kind person
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  20. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    Great news!
  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    That's really great news.
    Will be a momentous day for the forum when he makes his first return post !
    Send our best wishes.
  22. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Excellent news! Thanks for the update. See you soon Zz!
  23. Steel City Gold

    Steel City Gold First Year Pro

    Well a great day because of the result at the Vic just got even better!!!

    Thank you for the update NHH.

    Big Watford Love and Longevity to You All!!!

  24. Sting

    Sting Squad Player

    Thank you so much for this update. With such personal experience of the effects of a stroke it means so much to know he is recovering - slowly but surely. Look forward to his return too
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  25. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    No problem at all mate. Good to hear he's on the mend

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