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

15 March 2012


i went down to the local football stadium where they have a gym to find out about diong light exercise classes with a personal trainer. i went down for my inducion today i went down with my friend victoria and we met holly one of the trainers there she went through an interview about what kind of exercise i can or want to do and took my blood pressure. She gave me a sheet to get a gym card whcih ill get next week and what kind of classes were available for me. We would start off with light exercise to not exert myself etc... she showed me round the gym n changing rooms and what to do when we come in.
i can just go in afternoon or evenings and just use the gym with my card i had a head start because i have been doiing short walks and 5 mins on the exercise bike so she was pleased about that. the goal is not to lose weight but to tone up and get my msucles working. Me and victoria saw one of the huddersfield giants rugby players and burst into giggles! haha good to have a girl mate to giggle with again! ill let u know how i get on next week
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