Updated: Jun 1
When did you first really understand
what sickle cell was
I realised what sickle cell was a long time ago, through the pain I was in all of my childhood and not being able to do things that my friends were allowed to do. My parents were continuously being called to pick me up from school and I felt like I was made to have special treatment by my friends. Teachers at school were unsympathetic, bearing in mind I grew up in the 80's 90's, so no love lost just because I have sickle cell anaemia. I had to be tough and get on with it.
What symptoms do you typically have and
how frequent does your sickling occur