18 June 2015

Is there a doctor in the house?

The answer is a big .........

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She's only been and gone and done it! The exam results came out yesterday and we found out that my gorgeous, kind, lovely, super-talented daughter is now a doctor of the medical variety. She passed!!! Proud mother? What, me?  Of course. Don't deny me that.

She has worked so hard over the last six years, she so deserves this. Particularly given the the bad atmosphere in the house, when she was studying for her GCSEs and A-Levels at school, with an alcoholic father shouting all the time in his permanently 24/7 drunken state. Not to mention  her alcoholic father dying on her in the first 6 months of university which would be an excuse for anyone to drop out.  Despite these uphill struggles, she ploughed on over 6 years and not only got one but TWO degrees - a MBChB for Medicine and a BSc for Human Physiology in the middle of that. To say I am proud, doesn't do it justice. I'm bursting with emotion.

Am I allowed to have a pat on the proverbial back too for having stuck through it with her? The sense of achievement I feel for having gotten through the last 5 years as a single mum-cum-pensioner and now come out the other side relatively unscathed (and still solvent) is quite tremendous. I feel a celebratory glass of wine is in order for us both and at last a time to relax a little and enjoy the fruits of that achievement. 

It's bittersweet. If Greg were alive, I know he would be as proud as Punch too. When Kay got a university place amidst fierce competition (20 applicants for every place), Greg phoned everyone in his address book - worldwide, I might add - to tell them. I can well imagine him now, sitting up there on his cloud with a glass of whisky in one hand and a telephone in the other.  (Another blimmin milestone he's missing out on!)

But meanwhile, Kay and I are doing a little celebratory dance round the room.  Cheers!

10 comments:

nappy valley girl said...

That's fantastic, well done Kay! You must be very proud.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful achievement! You have every reason to be proud. You clearly did a damn fine job as her mother to produce such success after the hard times you both had to endure. Bravo to you both!!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations to you and to Dr Daughter. I wish her a wonderful life as medical doctor and you as a medical doctor's mum.

K Ville said...

Marvellous, oh well done Kay, absolutely fantastic xxx

ChrisB said...

Wonderful news!!!Well done to you both a great achievement!!!

Rab said...

No wonder you are so proud Addy. Its been a long difficult journey but your daughter has done fantastic. You have been a rock and I am always amazed at how you have held everything together. I hope you both enjoy celebrating. You both thoroughly deserve it.

All the best

Rab.

Graham Hunt said...

Terrific achievement - you are right to be proud

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Brilliant news! So pleased for you and Kay. The NHS will now be much richer!
Anna :o]

Flowerpot said...

Wonderful news indeed!! XX

Kit Torrance said...

I'm late to the party once more but wanted to say how lovely this news is!

From a personal view, since I've been working as a nurse (for all of 3 months now) I have seen a number of doctors and I have to say that the younger ones (during their training and upon completion) have been such lovely people (as opposed to a few grumpy/obviously 'tired' older ones!). I can only imagine your daughter is one of the wonderful ones.

I'm happy for your daughter and very happy for you :)