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 November 2009

Swine flu jab...

When I go the letter to have the Swine flu jab, I originally wasn't going to have the jab done but I went to the docs today for a different reason and they recommended I had the Swine flu jab done. I didn't want to risk being hospitalized with it if I ever got it so I decided to get it seeing as I was there anyway. so ill have a dead arm for a few days AND its on my sleeping side (i can never sleep any other way than on my right side) Prepare for a grumpy Laura without sleep! but its better safe than sorry and kept healthy as I could possibly be!
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