Sickle Cell Warriors

Living with Sickle Cell

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 you that don’t know, jaundice is a condition caused from

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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 for being a blog that rocks:) Here is what she

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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 my new job. I fought through traffic, burned gas, only

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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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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, but must you lump every young Black person into that

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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