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

20 November 2016

kanso cochlear implant

last week i was sent a letter from the cochlear implant centre saying i can upgrade up to the n6 and they gave me a choice of either going for the behind the ear or wireless kanso i had 7 days to do my homework and i was invited to Bradford to try the kanso and make my choice. 

i tried it on and asked my questions concerning it and i opted for the knnso as it suited me rather than the N6 i could wear ear rings again and wear glasses comfortably as they always clashed behind my ear with N5. I chose copper brown and sent off the letter. Now the waiting game begins til i get it! i am quite excited for it!  According to my brother hes interested in the bluetooth in it haha  i have made my choice to get the kanso i will receive it next year!