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

6 October 2008

Cold days...

The autumn days are here once again and now the cold days too! I have caught the common cold bug going round and experiencing tinnitus in my cochlear implant ear because of it but at least I’m getting a flu jab on Saturday!
I always get a flu jab at my doctors free of charge in autumn because I am prone to catch infections easily than most people. I was supposed to have it last Saturday but I had to make an appointment! I usually go with my dad too because he has diabetes Type 2.
I shall be back nice and fresh when I’ve got over my cold!!
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