So after 3 years of of getting myself back into shape, losing about 4.5 stone of fat, building up a nice amount of muscle, running 10k every other day I've just been told I've been medically deferred until May 2013. I havn't received my letter of rejection yet but went into AFCO this morning and was told by my recruiter, but he wasn't sure why, so started reeling off a bunch of potential reasons, which I assume where the most common ones which he thought it could be, none of them applied to me, however there is one slight hiccup in my medical history which is an accidental overdose. (seriously, I really was just that naive and stupid) Now, I've wanted to join the army my whole life and bust my arse for it for years now, only to be turned away before even getting the chance to prove myself, so obviously I'm going to appeal this decision as soon as I get my letter through the post, I'm just wondering if I'll get the chance during this appeal to sit down and speak to someone with the power to over-turn the decision and explain that I was a stupid naive kid, I have changed a massive amount, been through so much since then, in-fact I'm willing to admit I probably wasn't even read to be a soldier when I first applied, I was simply a boy, now I've matured a sh*t load and I KNOW I'm ready to commit to the Army 100% and make a career out of it! Any information on how the appeal process works would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.