Sickle Cell Warriors

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Gotta Get Goals…

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner. ~ Les Brown Marjie recently tagged me on her blog for this great meme including goals. Being an avid list maker, I thought

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I worked a Double last night….my second double (16 hour shift) ever! It was actually not too bad work wise, and I was able to chill out and rest today before my next shift 2morrow. I think I’m going to be doing good for the next few weeks with work

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My Epiphany About Sickle Cell

When I was a freshman in college, I worked part time at the Social Sciences building for this teacher, grading reports and filing her paperwork. It was my first semester, and although I had alot of friends and acquaintances, I was still operating under my former credo (Tell No one).

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I’m Baaaaaack!

What’s up fam? What’s good? Yeah, I’m back in the flesh, better than ever, with only 2 units of blood (ick, ick) added to my veins. In addition, I had to have a PICC line placed as well as 2 rounds of PCA and the pain was excruciatingly debilitating…but what

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Vixen is sick she has been in the hospital for the last two weeks hopefully she will be back home this weekthis is kafo her sister

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Random Thoughts

What’s up peoples! I’m here, alive and kicking. I’m taking it easy this whole weekend. I’ve been on a constant roller coaster of activity the last few weeks, and finally I just had to take time out for me—to rejuvenate and recharge my batteries. So I turned off my cell

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Happy Birthday to me! 27!! And those crazy docs said I wouldn’t live past childhood. Booyah!

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Working Overtime

I’ve really been feeling ‘off’ all week since I pulled a double at work. I know, I know–I shouldn’t have, but the money was too good, and my birthday is coming up so I needed it hardcore. Anyway, I slept the first day after that, and pretty much rested up

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I’m here, present and accounted for. Norio and I were both laid out in pain yesterday, he threw his back out playing tennis, and I was hurting L2s per usual. I wanted to get him some Motrin but I could barely move. Good thing I keep a stash of painkillers

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Back to Work

Today is my first day back to work since my sister’s wedding. Hopefully my lazy self will be able to survive it…lol. I’ve had way too many days off. Although my check is going to be thin next Friday, I’m glad that I took some time off to relax and

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The Ticker says…

Four months. Gulp.

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I’m Mad at My Parents

I know all you parents are going to jump on the bandwagon and tell me that I shouldn’t be mad at my parents…but truthfully, I’m livid! Today I was in an EKG class with 2 other Nigerians who just happened to both have kids with sickle cell. The guy, his

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Flying with Sickle Cell

As you know one of the precursors of an exacerbation is flying at high altitudes. Although a pressurized cabin is highly recommended—even this manages to trigger a sickle cell crises. Usually I’ve been fine flying with only minor L2s if anything but usually I didn’t live in California and have

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Hey peoples! The good news is that I’m still not sick. The bad news is that it’s been 3 months already. My intuition is silently ticking that there is a crises coming around the corner give or take 3-4 weeks. The thing about this is that although sometimes a crises

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