Living with Sickle Cell

Posts feature topics on work, school, travel, life, diet and all other coping strategies with sickle cell.

Sickle Cell Free, Part 2: Stem Cell Donation

In Part 2; Raheem, a 33 year old patient who recently underwent stem cell transplant, talks about the stem cell donation and retrieval process...which surprisingly is not as grueling as you might think...

Sickle Cell Free, Part 3: The Transplant

It's amazing how many myths existed in the sickle cell community regarding the stem cell transplant. Raheem tells us the hardcore truth!

Traveling Abroad with Sickle Cell

Question: I am a sickle cell warrior and I'm afraid to travel to certain countries like Ukraine or China. Help! Okay, so I know that...

Playing in the Snow with Sickle Cell

Just because it's winter doesn't mean you have to be hibernating next to the heater. Here are some great tips to keep you pain free and yet able to go outdoors in the cold.

Going to College with Sickle Cell

For those going off to college this are some steps to help guide you through another semester.

Filing a Complaint in the Hospital

Once in a while, you might get treated with less-than compassionate care. Get the 4-1-1 on how to file a complaint and make sure it doesn't happen to you (or anyone else) ever again.

Part 2: Paying for Medications

Sickle cell medications do not come cheap. With copays of 15-30% on prescriptions, your out of pocket costs can grow drastically. If you are on a fixed income, or don't make much, it can get hard. Here are some resources that might be able to help.

Dealing with Medical Bills and Insurance

Medical bills and insurance often is a roadblock that plague many sickle cell warriors. Here are 4 plans that can get you out of the financial mire and on more stable ground.

Exercising with Sickle Cell

It is quite possible to get the body of your dreams even with sickle cell. Don't use our condition as an excuse to sit at home and get fat. Here are a few tips to help you get started, and prevent a crisis in the interim...
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