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


21 February 2009

People power...

Do you ever notice that the people around you have a profound effect on you and your mood??
If you are happy, it's because you are around a great bunch of friends or loved up and have that warm fuzzy feeling! If you're sad you're probably around people who are not very nice or making the odd horrible comment about what ever bad point you have in your life but ah who cares because the good people outweight the bad people most of the time even if it's just that one person who's always there to share a laugh with you! It can rarely be non-people though, sometimes it can be just something as simple as clothes shopping that stresses me out! But mainly it's people!!
Everytime I've ever cried or got down about something has been down to bad people with their comment etc "whats wrong with your eyes?" in a bad way and dont apoligize for it when I do explain.. or the worst before I got my weight on.. "you skinny cow why dont you eat something?" There can be some cruel people in the world who don't really give a crap what they say because they either think it's cool to be like that or they are just miserable, lonley people who really have anyone to care about?
Why some people don't notice how such a bad little comment like that can affect you and how you are, i'll never know. Some people just don't think! or maybe they like the attention of being horrible but I don't see many people making a living ut of being horrible! (Well, unless you count Simon Cowell!! but that's just probably for show ha)
I've stuck with the same group of friends since high school as well as having made some more great friends since then and you know that first off if they are going to be nice people or bad people as you get to know them. I feel lucky that I can keep the good bunch of people that I can have a laugh with and have the stength to leave behind bad people who have made comments about either me or my condition who aren't worth being around. People that know me well will know that I do joke about my mitochondrial condition or my deafness such as how I'm gonna get all fat or the fact I say "what?" some of the time but that does'nt excuse a stranger who does'nt know me to say a bad comment! I have had to learn to become defensive about things like that because there's always gonna be horrible people in the world and you can't avoid it. I would rather stick with my good group of mates than make new ones that turn out to be horrlble in the end but I haven't done too badly so far! :0D
So here's a lesson for some people, think before you say something, you never know how it might affect someone! It does'nt pay to be nice! Horray for good people power!
Have a nice weekend all!
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