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I got an A!

Hey, I just got my grades for this last semester. I rocked out y'all! My GPA is 3.9 and I'm still banging out straight...

Variations of Sickle Cell

Since sickle cell is a mutation of a strand of chromosomes, there are several different strains or variations. Here are the five most commonly...

The Sickle Cell Drug Addicts

I'm a nurse in a NYC public hospital and we have a cohort of patients w/SC who I see in the ED at least...

Connecting With Someone With Sickle Cell

I just got off the phone with Milan, a reader from the blog who is the absolutely most fabulous chick I've had the pleasure...

People with the Trait Have Pain Too!

This is a comment from one of my readers that is 46 that has the sickle cell trait but not the disease.Some times I...

Dealing with Sickle Cell Without Using Drugs

My daughter who is 12 years old (has SS)is thinking about taking Hydroxyurea instead of getting monthly blood transfusions. If Hydroxyurea is not right...

Avascular Necrosis

I'm worried about my hips. I've been reading lately about avascular necrosis of the hip and the more I read about it, the more...

I Have Bad Veins

One of the commonalities of sickle cell warriors is that fact that after a zillion hospital admissions and ER visits, eventually, our veins go...

Sickle Cell & Cold

Today I was asked a question by a friend, "Which do you like better, hot or cold?" My answer was a vehement HOT! Not...

10 Things Good About Sickle Cell

Okay, I'm not here just to whine and complain. So in the spirit of giving thanks, I'm listing the top 10 reasons I can...
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