Many of us with sickle cell suffer from avascular necrosis of the hip, where the bone is damaged by sickle cell blockage, leading to a prolonged limp, pain on that side of the hip and leg, and often to walk with a cane if it gets bad. You don’t have
In the last few weeks, several warriors have told me that they had other health problems besides sickle cell that was not addressed or diagnosed quickly by their physician because at first, the doctor chalked it up to being a ‘sickle cell’ complaint.
Rachelle expounds on sickle cell retinopathy; what it is, how it occurs, and how it is treated.
This entry is long, but so useful if you are having problems with your memory, and getting tasks accomplished at work, school, or home because of sickle cell.
Pica is the craving and ingestion of non-food substances like chalk, sand, ice. SC patients are prone to Pica. Learn more…
After 5,489 needlesticks and IV starts, you have finally made a decision to get a Port-a-Cath. Here’s the 4-1-1 from other warriors like you.
You are in the hospital, and after many failed attempts, your pain is still out of control. What do you do?
Iron overload is one of the complications that many sickle cell warriors face. Did you know there was a calculation to iron overload? Our resident nerd, Dr. Lakiea Bailey breaks down the math.
This is the finale of the interview with Raheem C, the sickle cell patient who underwent a stem cell transplant and is now sickle cell free! Congratulations Raheem! Live free and be happy!
In Part 2; Raheem, a 33 year old patient who recently underwent stem cell transplant, talks about the stem cell donation and retrieval process…which surprisingly is not as grueling as you might think…
It’s amazing how many myths existed in the sickle cell community regarding the stem cell transplant. Raheem tells us the hardcore truth!
Part 2 of this series gives you tips and strategies to overcome addiction. It isn’t easy, but it’s completely achievable.
The first part of this 3 part series deals with the definitions for addiction, tolerance, physical dependence, and pseudo-addiction
Many of us have heard over and over again that having sickle cell and being pregnant puts you in a high risk category. Set your mind at ease pregnant moms-to-be…Sickle Cell Warrior has done some research for you.
Learn more about jaundice, and why the eyes of sickle cell warriors are often yellow.