Sickle Cell Warriors

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No Pain

Check this out—this is my first week ever since I hit puberty that I haven’t had to take any narcotics. That’s intense! I haven’t had any L3’s at all and barely any L2’s. In fact, the only thing I’ve taken this whole week since Monday last was 600mg of Motrin a few times.

Now I don’t know if it’s the Nicosan or the fact that now we are having lovely warm weather, but whatever it is, WOOHOO! Oh yeah baby, I want some more of that. In fact, I want some of that everyday for the rest of my life. It’s been great, I’ve actually had more energy than normal and went out to do stuff. I don’t know how my H&H is but I know that I feel friggin’ fabulous!

So here is to my first week as a relatively ‘healthy’ person. I hope there are many more to come.

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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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