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

6 July 2013

heat wave!

Its been lovely weather here lately in UK but its a bit too much to take at times. Ever since I have put on weight up to 10st 13 pounds I find that I warm up more easily than I used to when I weighed less so the heat wave we are having is sending sweat everywhere on my body! When I weighed 8stone I could tolerate the heat easily but now I want rain and coolness in the air!!! I dread how im gonna sleep tonight coz these last few days ive had a touch of hayfever I think as I keep sneezing! im trying to keep as cool as possible having two showers a day and lots to drink!