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

17 March 2010


We had a power cut last night at 1 30am (dont ask why i was up late i should have been in bed!) I was in the bath room and everything just went black! Lucky I had my cochlear implant on at the time as it would have been a lot scarier without! I felt and followed brother's voice to his room where he gave me a torch!
Checked outside and all the street lights were out, only our street though.
It only lasted about 45 mins but im certainly glad i had my cochlear implant to rely on!
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