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

25 October 2009

Update on the new PEG...

I have come alone well with the new PEG (picture in the last blog) although I still haven't got acustomed to using the tube that you connect to the PEG to flush water through yet. It's not so easy when you can't bend your neck down enough to see your tummy! So Mum has been helping with that til I get used to it!
It is rather strange not having the tube though, I still act as though I have it like I expect it to be there and stuff it in my trousers or up my top so its out the way of whatever I'm doing and its not there anymore. Almost like a ghost tube! hehe
But I am still rather pleased with the smaller, more discreet PEG despite the horrendous ordeal I had to go through to pull the last one out!
Hopefully, this one will be better than the last one! :)
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