Sickle Cell Warriors

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Genetics & Causation

If you are a carrier of the sickle cell trait, it’s good to know this before you start falling in love and making babies. I will stress that it’s essential to know what your partner’s hemoglobin recessive gene is. Say you were like my parents, who are simply blissfully ignorant

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The College Years

After graduation, I did some college in Nigeria and then a year later my parents decided to ship us all back to the US because they figured I would get better medical treatment for my sickle cell over there than back home. I’ve always wanted to go back to America

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Graduation

Thanks to Diva being at every school I ever attended…I was able to have a relatively stable life in high school. She deflected the drama, created the drama and did whatever it was to take the limelight off me. People barely even noticed those weeks that I was sick—she was

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Childhood: 10-16

I say weird because for some wacky reason, it was still a taboo. My parents were afraid to let anyone know that I wasn’t ‘normal’ for fear that when I was of marriageable age, no man would want to marry me. Apparently this has happened regularly to alot of spinsters

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Childhood: From Diagnosis to 10

When I was four, I was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. It was in Nigeria, way back in the 80’s, and my mom was told by the doctors that I wouldn’t live past childhood. I’m the firstborn child, long awaited for five years and deeply celebrated by my family for

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What is Sickle Cell?

Okay I know alot of you are probably wondering, what the flip is sickle cell? Here’s my shortened personal version that should give you the skinny. First of all, if you have the sickle cell trait, it means you are a carrier of the gene but don’t have the disease.

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Introduction

I’m an avid blogger. I’ve discovered blogging since 2005 and have loved every moment of it. I blog about everything, my life, my relationship, my family and my career. The only thing I haven’t blogged about is my illness? Why? Probably because it’s still kind of strange for me to

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Sickle Cell Blog

Sickle Cell BlogSickle Cell Blog . blogspot.com This blog will chronicle the wonderful, poignant and fun filled days of living, loving and surviving with sickle cell anemia. My illness does not define me—I define my illness. This is my story.

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