Tag Archives: postaday2011

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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“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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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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“When I’m in pain, I need you to be strong!”

March 8, 2011

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I like to surf the bloggosphere looking for other people talking about sickle cell. I’ve found some great sites and video blogs. The reason I do this is because I know it’s hard to understand the impact sickle cell has on lives unless you have first hand knowledge i.e. a friend or family member suffering […]

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The reality is….

March 7, 2011

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Most patients experience some pain everyday. A lot of people don’t believe this. Patients spend a lot of time trying to convince those around them that they require a different kind of patience and a different kind of compassion. They’re not trying to blow you off or flake out on you. This is part of […]

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