Living with Sickle Cell

Posts feature topics on work, school, travel, life, diet and all other coping strategies with sickle cell.

I’m NOT a Drug Addict

Okay America, I know there is a plethora of drug addicts out there that come to the hospital seeking narcotics, but must you lump...

WOOHOO! 2 months hospital free. Go me!

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...

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...

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....

Genetics & Causation

If you are a carrier of the sickle cell trait, it's good to know this before you start falling in love and making babies....

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...

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...

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...

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...
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