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There’s nothing easy about Madison

June 4, 2011

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I don’t know where I got the idea kids would be easy, but that’s what I expected. I expected… well, I take that back, I asked God for a happy healthy baby. At the time, that’s all I wanted. I forgot to ask him for a smart, out going, obedient, agile, athletic child who can […]

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Defintely Power Nap

April 29, 2011

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A power nap can be just as effective as coffee when you’re feeling overly tired or under pressure. In many ways a power nap may even be more affective because it has health benefits. Power naps not only rejuvenate you, they help to relieve stress and strengthen the bodies immune system. Waking from a power nap […]

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“It is everywhere, not just in places where people don’t have enough, but even more so where they have more than enough.” Eckhart Tolle

March 22, 2011

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Most people think sickle cell is an African American disease but it’s not. The disease doesn’t know what that means. It doesn’t care that you don’t know people of middle eastern  and Latin descent also carry the trait. The disease goes where it is allowed to go. For example, if I marry a man who […]

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The First 1000!

March 16, 2011

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It feels good!!! When I started out, I have to admit I was a bit timid. It took me two weeks to make the announcement to my family and friends that I had started to blog…again. Over this three month period, I have gone through three transformations: Initially, it was all about Madi and sickle cell […]

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Dehydration and making pee!

March 13, 2011

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When a normal person goes to bed, their kidneys slow down. The average person can sleep through the night without getting up to go pee because you’re not making much pee. The person with sickle cell disease never stops making pee. They have to make more frequent trips to the rest room and can rarely […]

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My Purpose….

March 11, 2011

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I am not an expert in the area of medicine. I write on the Madison Holland Foundation blog from a personal perspective, this is what I know and have seen either here at home, in the doctor’s office or on the web. I do this to get attention for sickle cell and to hopefully get […]

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Avascular Necrosis

March 10, 2011

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Blood deprivation to the bone eventually kills the bone tissue around it. This condition is typical for the sickle cell SC patient over 35. There’s nothing you can do to prevent it, but like everything else, there are treatments. Drugs of course help manage the pain and when that doesn’t work, there’s always hip replacement […]

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Anemia

March 9, 2011

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When this kind of tired sets in, there’s no amount of coffee, no brand of coffee and no concentration of coffee, espresso, latte or cappuccino to help you. Mountain dew can’t rescue you and five-hour energy can’t even give you five minutes. It doesn’t hurt, it’s just annoying when you have things you need to […]

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