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Exercising with Sickle Cell Anemia

My newest fetish is hitting the gym. I love going to the gym. My doc says it’s okay as long as I hydrate and don’t overdo anything. There is something about pushing my body to it’s limit that makes me feel absolutely invigorated. As the blood pumps through when I’m doing my cardio, I can almost imagine that it’s clearing out the sickle cells and just keeping the veins nice and free flowing. I want to believe that exercise helps.

I read somewhere that it takes 12-18months to grow new veins. I’m working out my arms in the hope that it will be able to re-surface better veins so I don’t have to be stuck a million bajillion times when I do go to the hospital. I know people about the PICC lines and portacaths, but for some reason, I haven’t gotten to it yet. I’ll talk about that later.

So yeah, back to the gym, I’m already feeling the difference in the definition of my arms and muscles. I feel strong, I feel vibrant, I feel like a warrior princess. Bring it on world, I can handle anything!

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Sickle Cell Warrior

Sickle Cell Warrior

Tosin is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sickle cell. Although sickle cell is a subject often taboo in the communities this condition is most prevalent, Tosin's message is that sickle cell is not something to be ashamed of and you can live a rich and fulfilling life with sickle cell. Sickle cell warriors are the most amazing people in the world, with a great fortitude for compassion, willpower and strength.

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  1. Eva
    Eva February 15, 09:38

    Hello dear, thanks for this article. I feel so weak and useless and so I want start gyming at least to build stamina. But my dad says its a bad idea. I really believe it would make me a bit more stronger. I’m not the very sickly type. Thanks for your article. I’ll go and get registered.

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