Tag Archives: Pain

She made it through two years of treatment for a cure… Grateful!

June 10, 2011

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I am happy I found this video. This is what I want for Madison and every child with this disease. Two years is a long time and the journey was not an easy one but, seeing this beautiful young lady now, lets me know every test, probe, chemotherapy, all the time away from school, friends […]

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12 Reasons to support sickle cell research and advocacy

May 16, 2011

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12 Reasons to support sickle cell research & advocacy 12. According to the Centers for Disease Control there are over 70,000 people living with sickle cell in the US 11. Three times as many people are affected by it. Each time a parent has to leave work to care for a child, everyone at his […]

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Sickle cell and Stress

May 6, 2011

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There is no way to completely avoid stress whether you have sickle cell or not. Especially if you’re doing something you care about. When you want things to go well, stress is the body’s natural response to re-checking the details. Every day for a week coming up to our first event, I woke up with […]

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Pain and Meditation

May 1, 2011

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Is it the art of meditation, the science of meditation or the practice of meditation? I guess it depends on how you look at it. If you’ve mastered it, you might call it an art –As in, I’ve mastered the art of meditation therefore, I can clear my mind of all the clutter and de-stress […]

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Sickle cell around the world: A parent’s struggle

April 26, 2011

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Any parent will tell you that their number one priority is to protect their children from harm.  But what if you could not protect your child? What if all you could do is watch as your child experiences intense pain? Birth screenings has somewhat prepared American parents for what is to come if the screening […]

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Pain changes your perspective

April 20, 2011

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If you wake up every morning pain-free, it’s easy to take that for granted. Having never experienced a pain problem that kept you from doing what you love to do or a pain problem that skews your perspective, its easy to underestimate it. It’s easy to sit back and judge those who experience that sort […]

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Sex can take the pain away

April 20, 2011

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If you enjoy sex but are experiencing some kind of pain, find excuses to have more sex. Sex takes your mind off your troubles. It’s not motrin or morphine but its certainly more fun. Let me clarify, there’s nothing fun about sickle cell pain or any kind of pain for that matter, but who wouldn’t […]

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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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