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 phone, stocked up on herbal tea and chilled with Norio as well as a few books in my TBR (to be read) pile.

I forced myself to go to work on Friday even though I wasn’t feeling particularly well. I’d been dealing with L3’s the night before, and had to take Motrin all through the shift just to be able to make it. Fortunately, I had a lady I was orienting, so she did all the work—I just got to cover her. My boss actually told me that I shouldn’t come to work with even a twinge of pain.

Hmmm, we’ll see how that goes. Norio thinks I’m so stubborn, but the truth is that I live a life of pain, and so I can’t keep stopping what I’m doing, planning to do or scheduling to do just because of some pain. Pain is a fact of my life, it reminds me that I’m still alive yet another day.


  1. I’m sooooo glad I found the Sickle Cell Warrior website!! Wonderful tool! I hope to connect with other warriers and SOUND THE ALARM in the name of advocacy. I am a mother of 2 boys with sickle cell, both of which currently receive monthly blood transfusions. They are at the transition ages of 18 and 21. My calling is to be another mouthpiece to help bring more support and resources to sickle cell patients. I’ve been quiet, but it is now time to re-connect. Let’s do this!!!

    • Hey Lori, we need all the advocates we can get! I would like to put you in touch with Veronica Very, another sickle cell mom who is doing great things for the movement in Seattle. All we need is passion, dedication, and innovative ideas!


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