I think my late Father would be proud of me now.
Here he is having his breakfast after a day of fasting.
I hope to have turned my life around. I have now been in recovery for 5 years. I am approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, after full explanation of my past and a two hour interview. I am very proud to be half-way through the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, London.
I am proud that my latest medicine textbook was yesterday no 10 on Amazon, meaning that it is one of the most used books by junior physicians in their training in postgraduate medicine.
He went to the Royal Free Hospital for an operation for crippling back pain due to osteoarthritis – he died as his heart packed in. However, that hospital 4 years ago saved my life. I was admitted having had an epileptic seizure and cardiac arrest, due to acute meningitis.
I have now been in recovery for 5 years. Although I am now disabled, I was awarded my LLB(Hons) in May 2009 having studied much of it through broadband from a hospital bed. Earlier this year, I was the only one of a cohort of over 50 to finish his MBA after successfully completing all the modules at one go, in one year, full-time from BPP Business School. And, a month after I had my interview with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, I submitted my LLM to the College of Law, and the following month, January 2011, I was awarded my LLM with commendation.
Happy Father’s Day, Daddy! I’m proud of you still, and whilst I let you down massively, I’ve now been in recovery for 5 years. I love you.
(PS This video still makes me cry.)