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

11 April 2016

newcastle appointment 2016

i forgot to update this blog with what happened at my appointment this year! ive been relaxing and doing my cross sttiching!

firstly i met up with susan another mito fighter from our chats online and ou mito support group on facebook as she was there at the same time.
i had my weight and bloods taken as usual. We saw doctor Gorman this year as professor turnbull wasnt available. we were asked if we preferred to see professor turnbull  but we had already booked our hotel for the day. we were hoping to get some genetics results from 2 years previously but they STILL didnt have them! i wondered how much longer we had to wait for them but they assured we WILL get them this year! i did the usual mental tests and talked about my diet and everything is good so far and they arre happy and i am happy! well almost happy it would have been good to have those blood tests results as we have been waititng for so long for them but another few weeks or months wont make any difference!