Life Of A Warrior: WARRIORS Are Not Walking Corpses!

Life Of A Warrior: WARRIORS Are Not Walking Corpses!
Life Of A Warrior

Talking about Sickle Cell Anemia can never be a day’s talk, neither is it two nor three. It is something you continue researching on, but let’s go on.

‘Why, Mide?’ you might ask. In my twenty plus years on this earth, I still don’t have all my triggers figured out. Yup, you read right, I discovered a new trigger at the beginning of this year. Now, let me explain what I mean by triggers.

Triggers are simply what set in motion (for the lack of another word asides trigger Lol) the crisis pain of a sickle cell disorder patient, e.g. malaria…did I shock you there? Well, welcome to my world, apparently, malaria isn’t the only trigger for a sickle cell patient to have crisis (another terminology to be explained, just stay with me). Stress, dehydration, being at high altitudes (mountain climbing), changes in temperature – going from a warm house into a very cold day and not being well covered up, amidst other reasons, can be triggers for crisis.

Now what is Crisis? Simply put, it is when some cells – hard and curved like a sickle — in a carrier do not flow easily and can get stuck in the small blood vessels of the chest, belly, and joints.

How can you help a warrior prevent crisis?

 Ensure they eat properly (balanced diet)
 Ensure they drink water regularly
 Ensure they use their daily prescribed drugs
 Ensure they see their doctors for checkup regularly
 Take their slightest complain seriously
 Don’t think they are making up being sick (this one is my personal point)
 They must control their stress level as much as possible

You can find other tips on my Vlog:

To reiterate, sickle cell is not a death sentence. People living with sickle cell thrive at their endeavors, sickle cell can be managed so it is not a death sentence! WARRIORS are not walking corpses! Please stop the stigmatization and have a little more faith in the warriors around you; it will go a very long way.

Thank you for staying with me on this journey. Please feel free to ask me any question(s) you might have about warriors and life as a warrior.

Boluwatife Ayinde
Boluwatife is an Editorial Assistant at Kamdora. Ever since she discovered her passion for writing at a young age, she has developed her skill by writing for renowned websites. She recently developed a passion for fashion and has since been using her talent wisely! Tife blogs about her personal style and offers guides to making life better for the average Nigerian girl!

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