I don't need to ask because it is irrelevant, its a distraction.
The Sun have run a story - if that's what you call it - on my friend and readers of this blog will know him from my tales.
In my illness I have received phone calls from Bob who has always been there to offer without hesitation words of encouragement. He has done things for me that have set me on a path where I will survive this critical illness. When he's been busy he's found the time to give me call, sometimes at appropriate times where i've been down, very down.
I first met Bob on a course in Arbroath where he was teaching Muay Thai . I invited him to my school and we bowled over by his knowledge and presentation of Muay Thai. Twenty years before i had read his editorials in the Combat Martial Arts magazine religiously and still have copies of them. Since then we have become an active school in PhrayaPichai organisation and our standard has improved greatly from his teaching.
I have introduced him to world class martial artists who have all been impressed by his teaching and i'm not talking about mcdojo artists either. These are veterans who don't take fools lightly.
All in all I have met people who have been helped by Bob. they will stand up and be counted. He could be a millionaire if he was ambitious, but he's too busy enjoying life with his partner. They have invited me into their home and are genuine people.
I have a friend who has been a true pal. That's good enough for me.
The itch has cleared up and my energy levels are on the up. I'm learning not to overstep the boundaries so not to tire myself out. I've been back at work for 9 hours a week, pushing it up to 12 next week. Small steps are all that are required.
After a major operation that could not remove the tumor, Pat applied himself to fighting what was perceived as a terminal condition. Over a year later and Pat has had a Liver Transplant, despite being told constantly he wouldn't get one and is now recovering in order that he can return to the life he led before.
Pat Davies founded the Aberdeen Martial Arts Group. A black belt and Full Instructor in the UFA, represents the Inosanto Acadamy, Thai Boxing Assoc of UK, Phraya Pichai Dab Hak International(Chief Instructor Scotland)and Erik Paulson's CSW.