Sickle Cell Warriors

Living with Sickle Cell

Hola!

I’m here, present and accounted for. Norio and I were both laid out in pain yesterday, he threw his back out playing tennis, and I was hurting L2s per usual.

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Back to Work

Today is my first day back to work since my sister’s wedding. Hopefully my lazy self will be able to survive it…lol. I’ve had way too many days off. Although

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The Ticker says…

Four months. Gulp.

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Flying With Sickle Cell Revisited

Okay everyone, as you can see I’m back, alive and well. I survived both flights with only L3s on the first one (which I quickly handled with a double dose

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I’m Mad at My Parents

I know all you parents are going to jump on the bandwagon and tell me that I shouldn’t be mad at my parents…but truthfully, I’m livid! Today I was in

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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. My BMI never goes above 20, mainly because when I

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