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    Avascular Necrosis, Hip Replacements and Sickle Cell

Avascular Necrosis, Hip Replacements and Sickle Cell

What to do with AVN when you are young? See the message below! I am young (in my early 20s) and I had a hip replacement one and a half years ago. I had AVN in my left hip which progressively got worse over the course of 8 years to

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    Tips to Prevent Sickle Cell Crisis in the Summer

Tips to Prevent Sickle Cell Crisis in the Summer

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    5 Tips for Managing Avascular Necrosis in Sickle Cell

5 Tips for Managing Avascular Necrosis in Sickle Cell

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

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    It’s NOT Always Sickle Cell

It’s NOT Always Sickle Cell

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.

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    Retinopathy and Sickle Cell Disease

Retinopathy and Sickle Cell Disease

Rachelle expounds on sickle cell retinopathy; what it is, how it occurs, and how it is treated.

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    Sickle Cell and Memory Problems

Sickle Cell and Memory Problems

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.

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SC and Pica

Pica is the craving and ingestion of non-food substances like chalk, sand, ice. SC patients are prone to Pica. Learn more…

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    The Pros and Cons of a Port-a-Cath

The Pros and Cons of a Port-a-Cath

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.

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    Pain Management in the Hospital

Pain Management in the Hospital

You are in the hospital, and after many failed attempts, your pain is still out of control. What do you do?

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    The Mathematics of Iron Overload

The Mathematics of Iron Overload

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.

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Sickle Cell Free, Part 4: Life After Stem Cell Transplant

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!

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Sickle Cell Free, Part 2: Stem Cell Donation

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…

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Sickle Cell Free, Part 3: The Transplant

It’s amazing how many myths existed in the sickle cell community regarding the stem cell transplant. Raheem tells us the hardcore truth!

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Sickle Cell and Overcoming Addiction

Part 2 of this series gives you tips and strategies to overcome addiction. It isn’t easy, but it’s completely achievable.

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    Sickle Cell and Drug Addiction: Definitions

Sickle Cell and Drug Addiction: Definitions

The first part of this 3 part series deals with the definitions for addiction, tolerance, physical dependence, and pseudo-addiction

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