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 which I have had since birth but I didnt find out this til I was 19. I have had 2 cochlear implants (at the age of 8 and then 15) I lost the 1st cochlear implant in my right ear after 7 years due to a bad, accuring 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


21 August 2008

My Crafty stuff

Here is a video of some of things I have made over the last few years...
Some are from college and some I made at home because I got bored...Theres never much to do and my mum bought me a latchhook rug set to make to keep my mind busy! Making a latchhook rug takes patience! The ones I have made have been done over a 3 month period as you have to hook every wool strand with a tool on to a net background to get the pattern looking right. Of course I did have instructions!! I'm always relieved when they are complete though because hooking the strands of wool starts to hurt my arm after a little while so i always used to do a certain amount a day. The elephant blanket was made at college as part of my marks on a creative studies course. I love it and use it a lot to snuggle up with!

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