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Coping with Sickle Cell Pain

Although this is breast cancer awareness month and I promised to talk a little more about Sickle Cell in my previous posting and I got side tracked and didn’t.  So here goes some additional information for people that may not be aware or just a reminder to others. Sickle Cell Anemia, is a lifelong disease but it is something that you can live with if you know how to handle it.  It is very important if one find a way…

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder that affects red blood cells.  It affects more than 72,000 Americans, primarily those of African heritage, but also those of Arabian, Asian, Caribbean, Indian, Mediterranean, and South and Central American ancestry.  The disease is a lifelong condition that may result in serious health problems. Complications can include painful episodes (crises), anemia (low hemoglobin), organ damage, infections, lung problems, leg ulcers, bone damage and strokes. Here are some first hand experiences of someone close to my…