Welcome To My Blog...

This blog follows my journey of 2 different cochlear implants and my condition: Multiple mitochondrial DNA deletions I have started this blog 15 yrs too late but ill try my best to fit it all in! I have packed a lot of medical jargon into my life since I was 8.

There has been happiness and tears but I've come through it all with my family and my friends.I'm profoundly deaf as a result of a condition called Multiple mitochondrial DNA deletions or mitochondrial disease RRM2B as my professor Sir Dough Turnbull calls it! I have had since birth but I didn't find out this til I was 19. I have had 2 cochlear implants (at the age of 8 and then i lost the 1st cochlear implant in my right ear after 7 years due to a bad, accruing ear infection (which I couldnt fight off because of my mitochondrial condition) at the age of 15 and had a 2nd one implanted in my left ear that same year which I have now.

My Story

3 August 2008

A best friend's wedding

I recently went to one of my best friend's wedding at the beginning of July. It was a brilliant day and I was honoured to share it with her. It was also great to see all my friends reunited again after some had moved to another part of the country or had new jobs. I had a night off from my feed to stay at the hotel that my friend had her wedding reception at. I felt very confident in my 2 new outfits and I didn’t even let my OCD get in my way!

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