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SCD 101

SCD 101

Thank you for trying to know about sickle cell disease. I’ll keep this as short as possible.

What is sickle cell disease?

Well simply put by me it is PAIN! It is an inherited disorder of the blood in which the haemoglobin pigment in erythrocytes (red blood cells) is abnormal. This abnormal ‘haemoglobin-S’ crystallizes in small capillaries due to low concentration of oxygen (it is sufficient for normal haemoglobin) this causes the red blood cells to to assume distorted, making sickle like shapes. This blockage leads to excruciating pain due to tissues being deprived of blood and oxygen.

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A WEEK IN A SICKLECELL FAMILY {MUST READ}

Power out, laying in the dark cuddling my buddy, my shoulder to silently cry on while retiring after the day, my dearest pillow. It has been a rather traumatic week with my faith, my body, my soul, my warrior ability being tested. It began last week finally my lil bro came home for Eid with my cousins after a rather long holiday at their place. Thankfully he had no episode while he was there.

On the Saturday of the week he arrived he started aching. His back it was, after administering routine pain killers he went upstairs to try and sleep. An hour had gone by then I received a call from my mum telling me to please come and take him to the hospital this was past 11pm. I rushed up as fast as I could and carried him to the car then drove to the hospital on getting there I realised I forgot his shoe as I was in a major haste so I had to carry him all through (not like he could walk due to the pain), after about an hour at the clinic we went back home. I got him on his bed then left for my room praying I don’t get my own share of episode after the last one I had a month and half ago.

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If you live in America in the 21st century you've probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you...
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