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Memory Loss During Sickle Cell Crisis

Have you ever been in crisis that you don’t remember much of anything? Well then, this article is for you.

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Pain From a Shower

Have you ever taken a shower in the AM and had pain almost immediately afterwards?

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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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Direct Admit: An Alternative to the Emergency Room

Why not just skip the rigors of the emergency room altogether? Try the direct admit system. It’s like concierge medical care.

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Tips for Going to the Emergency Room with Sickle Cell

For many of us with sickle cell, going to the emergency room is one of the worst parts of having the disease. Here are a few tips to help you make the ER visit less stressful and more successful. Good luck!

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My First Crises

Story of my first crises. A lovely family day at the beach, went awry with sickle cell…and so it began. Share your sickle cell first crises story in the comments section.

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Nurse Vent on Sickle Cell Patients

Have you ever wondered what the nurses are saying in the nurses’ station about you as a sickle cell patient? Well, wonder no further…Proceed at your own risk.

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Supporting Someone Through a Sickle Cell Crises

How do you deal when a friend or family member is going through a crises? Check the video to find out more.

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Meet Elise

Meet Elise: a beautiful, eloquent SCD warrior bravely sharing her story of the struggles of dealing with sickle cell.

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    Sickle Cell & Your Period

Sickle Cell & Your Period

I was wondering if anyone else has pain right before their period starts or during. I never was a woman to get cramps or migraines but i do get pains in my left knee right before my period starts. Lately I’ve been also feeling drowsy and drained. I have said

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Near Death Experiences with Sickle Cell

I’m sure many sickle cell warriors can relate to having near death experiences. I’ve been deathly ill a quite a number of times, but out of those numerous admissions, only once can I quantify as being near death. The first was in 1993. I had Malaria, Cholera and Pneumonia when

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Being Sick in Nigeria vs Sick in America

As a transcontinental transplant, I experienced alot of dramatic changes in how I was treated as a sickle cell patient in Nigeria vs my treatment in America. Those of you who have read the archives know that although I was born in Nigeria, I only lived there from birth to

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In the Hospital in PainCop

There is a great discussion over at the Ning Sickle cell board over coping when you are in the hospital in pain and doctors don’t believe your pain and ask you what your doses of pain meds are, and when you tell them, they respond “Oh that’s too high, that

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April Fools Joke..not cool

Hello darlings, In the interest of full disclosure, I must state that I had pain this week. I actually had to call off of work on April 1st. The pains started as they normally did, twinges here and there, L1s, nothing major, and I ignored them, thinking it was a

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Stop Delays in Treatment of Sickle Cell Patients

This article is from the medical journal ED Nursing printed July 1st, 2007. I’m putting it on here so that more medical professionals can see that it’s not wrong to treat sickle cell patients properly. The most pertinent parts for me will be in bold. Hola at Dr. Tanabe for

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