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Pain Can Kiss My Ass

Meet Elise…isn’t her attitude so fuckin’ incredible?

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Transmission of Sickle Cell

Okay, this is for all the ignorant peeps out there. No offense, but why the fuck do you think that you can get sickle cell from your boyfriend/girlfriend? It’s not an STD, it’s not contagious—it’s an inherited disease. Inherited! This means that if your parents weren’t on the ball with

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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 the increased production of bile pigments in the blood. It usually affects people with all kinds of liver diseases but

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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! There is something about that word for me that makes me feel like an anathema, a blight or something out of the ordinary. Why can’t they just say…the patient, or

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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 love and making babies. I will stress that it’s essential to know what your partner’s hemoglobin recessive gene is. Say you were like my parents, who are simply blissfully ignorant

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What is Sickle Cell?

Okay I know alot of you are probably wondering, what the flip is sickle cell? Here’s my shortened personal version that should give you the skinny. First of all, if you have the sickle cell trait, it means you are a carrier of the gene but don’t have the disease.

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Introduction

I’m an avid blogger. I’ve discovered blogging since 2005 and have loved every moment of it. I blog about everything, my life, my relationship, my family and my career. The only thing I haven’t blogged about is my illness? Why? Probably because it’s still kind of strange for me to

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