Sickle Cell Warriors

Living with Sickle Cell

Flying with Sickle Cell

As you know one of the precursors of an exacerbation is flying at high altitudes. Although a pressurized cabin is highly recommended—even this manages to trigger a sickle cell crises.

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Ague

Hey peoples! The good news is that I’m still not sick. The bad news is that it’s been 3 months already. My intuition is silently ticking that there is a

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Celebration

My ticker officially hit the 3 month mark. Go Me! If I were to look at the glass half full, that means I’ve been well with no major sickle cell

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Working Where I Was Sick

Yesterday I worked with a nursing agency. I got floated to the unit where I was sick in December! It was weirdly uncomfortable as you can imagine. The first nurse

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Diary of a Crises

I wrote this years ago, what was going through my mind when a crises hit me. It’s kinda long, but really loopy. It’s also really convoluted, I wrote this under

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Pain Scale

Living with sickle cell means living with chronic and acute pain. I have pain every single day of my life…sometimes it’s worse than others, and sometimes it’s just minor twinges

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Jaundice

I was looking at some pictures I took last week and man, I look so jaundiced. Ick! For those of

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Schmoozers

I got my first blogger award for this blog. The Real Life Drama Queen has given me the Schmoozer Award

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Long Day

Man…I’m feeling so tired right now. I woke up at 6AM to head downtown Oakland for a computer class for

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Exercise & Diet

One of the perks I guess of having sickle cell is that it keeps me in my ideal weight zone.

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I’m NOT a Drug Addict

Okay America, I know there is a plethora of drug addicts out there that come to the hospital seeking narcotics,

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WOOHOO! 2 months hospital free. Go me!

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Sickler

Of all the words used for patients with sickle cell, the one that irritates me the most is Sickler. Grrrr!

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Updates

Hello darlings, I’m doing great, I’m back to working in the field I love and adore, so my timing is

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My First Job

For starters at my first job post graduation, I told my boss upfront that I had sickle cell and how often I fell sick. This was news that I told

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