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 which I have had since birth but I didnt find out this til I was 19. I have had 2 cochlear implants (at the age of 8 and then 15) I lost the 1st cochlear implant in my right ear after 7 years due to a bad, accuring 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


28 May 2014

busy busy zzz...

sorry all for not updating ive been so busy! today my right eye has been watering really badly so i couldnt do my sewing. i opted to do my knitting instead im knitting some bags see how they turn out!!  Early night for me after britains got talent

trolls...

i get so fed up of these "internet trolls" do they not have anything better to do with their lives other than upsetting people through a computer screen?? that makes them cowards! 
im not about to step down for something i believe in just coz someone called me "ugly" "lazy!" "tired" "on drugs" i am NONE of those things im certainly not lazy! i go to gym once a week and try and hang out with my friends as much as they have free time from their jobs. 
im not about to step down and let them win im not depressed or sad about my disease ive adapted to it and thats how i get on with my life!

25 May 2014

jumpy meds...

The meds im on at night time to help me sleep is making me a bit restless when i take it after 9pm. it makes me all sqiggly and writggling about! and i cant stop it!! i just need to do it and it mostly means i should get ready for sleep time!! 

23 May 2014

busy busy bee...

i have been busy knitting bags for charity work and also doing my nail art! knitting is relaxing for me and ive been doing it for years now ever since mrs small used to babysit me and she taught me how. i wish she was here on earth to show me how to crotchet! its becoming annoying now! crotchet is supposed to be EASIER than knitting! Thats why its so annoying! i hope to get the hang off it soon!
life is good at the moment with my meds change!


17 May 2014

sunshine at last...

Today has been gorgeous weather! im so happy to be able to go out and sit in the garden and relax!

16 May 2014

craft making....

i am using my crafty expertise to hopefully raise money for mito research i have been busy knittong bags and doing cross stitch bags hope ppl like them

12 May 2014

Newcastle results...

wow this is the first time ive had to sit down and write a blog!! so he re goes

we went travelled up to middlesbrough first to drop in on family my nana and aunts and cousins esp little cutie 2nd cuz evie! she turned 2 on the day we went up she looked so sweet!! :) we stayed 2 hrs to catch up and then travelled to newcastle a premier inn in the city centre.  my nurse came on the monday and did my button and changed it from 3 months to 4 months since im only using it for meds not feeds 

the next day we traveled to newcastle victoria hospital and found somewhere to park (parking is a nightmare in newcastle ciry centre!!) we headed to the cafe first coz we were hungry and then we went on to the eye department luckily it was empty so didnt have long to wait! my eye doc who did my eyelid surgery 2 years ago was happy with my eyes although he said i have to keep them moisturised as they dry out quickly but over all he was happy and dont need to see him for another yr 

we then got myself a wheelchair as the next appointment was on the other side of the hospital and a long way to walk!!! We waited for 15 mins before we were called in and saw prof turnbull and my dietitian. we discussed what had been going on with everything like my diet and overall health which was good. they weight and heigh me although i wasnt happy about my pounds ive put on!! i blame crisps!! need to get back to the gym! 
Prof turnbull was more concerned about my mental health he wants me to be social and get out there be independence he sent me next door with a doctor and we did a mental tick test and hopefully that will show im of sound mind!!  while i was doing that prof turnbull was on the phone to my GP to make sure they get my meds right and are taking care of me then i went back in with prof turnbull and we had a chat about what i like doing and what i want to do he also gave me the results of the blood tests they took in December he told me they need to more investigation but he says what ever i have is very rare and im to keep calling mito MULTIPLE deletions for now til we find out exactly what i have! 

apart from that i have been crafting! :D i will put some pics up soon!