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Celebration

My ticker officially hit the 3 month mark. Go Me! If I were to look at the glass half full, that means I’ve been well with no major sickle cell crises’ for 3 months. If I were to look at the glass half empty, that means that another crises is

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Diary of a Crises

I wrote this years ago, what was going through my mind when a crises hit me. It’s kinda long, but really loopy. It’s also really convoluted, I wrote this under the influence, I’ve tried editing but even I can’t decipher the craziness that is the talk between my brain, my

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Schmoozers

I got my first blogger award for this blog. The Real Life Drama Queen has given me the Schmoozer Award for being a blog that rocks:) Here is what she said: You all know and love her as the writer of The Bad Girls Guide. But what not everyone knows

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Mr. Wonderful

On my other blogs, he’s known either as Norio or the Fiance, so in case I start inter changing them, it’s actually the same person. Today is his 30th birthday and I’m up because I’m so excited to enact all the BIG PLANS I have for it. We met online

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Long Day

Man…I’m feeling so tired right now. I woke up at 6AM to head downtown Oakland for a computer class for my new job. I fought through traffic, burned gas, only to find out that the class was cancelled and noone freakin called me! Grrrrr! It did give me more time

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WOOHOO! 2 months hospital free. Go me!

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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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Romance & Relationships

I’m sure those of you with medical conditions know this, it’s hard to find a good man while you are grappling with an illness. There aren’t that many guys who are capable of handling a debilitating disease, and even less who are willing to. When I was younger, I read

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The Exes

Okay, now that you’ve gotten a little background, lets get to the nitty gritty. As you remember, there was this whole stigma in Nigeria having sickle cell, needless to say, there wasn’t any romantics to write home about except for this one stalker boy in freshman year but as I

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Updates

Hello darlings, I’m doing great, I’m back to working in the field I love and adore, so my timing is a bit off with blogging right now—less play time=less blog time. Don’t worry, I’m well. And I’ll be back!

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My First Job

For starters at my first job post graduation, I told my boss upfront that I had sickle cell and how often I fell sick. This was news that I told her at the interview before she even thought about hiring. I’ve done this with every other interview ever since. Boss

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The College Years

After graduation, I did some college in Nigeria and then a year later my parents decided to ship us all back to the US because they figured I would get better medical treatment for my sickle cell over there than back home. I’ve always wanted to go back to America

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Graduation

Thanks to Diva being at every school I ever attended…I was able to have a relatively stable life in high school. She deflected the drama, created the drama and did whatever it was to take the limelight off me. People barely even noticed those weeks that I was sick—she was

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Childhood: 10-16

I say weird because for some wacky reason, it was still a taboo. My parents were afraid to let anyone know that I wasn’t ‘normal’ for fear that when I was of marriageable age, no man would want to marry me. Apparently this has happened regularly to alot of spinsters

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Childhood: From Diagnosis to 10

When I was four, I was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. It was in Nigeria, way back in the 80’s, and my mom was told by the doctors that I wouldn’t live past childhood. I’m the firstborn child, long awaited for five years and deeply celebrated by my family for

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