Posted in 2019, chronic illness, fight, God, Health, My Life, Sickle Cell Anemia

Living With Sickle Cell Anemia

Welcome to My World. I made it a year without admissions. When you know your body, you know your limit. I tried so many times to push myself so I could make it to the little lady party the following day on 18. It was strange getting admitted when the dr. on the floor told me and not the E.R doctor or nurse. I wasn’t crazy about having to deal with E.R doctor, to be honest, we don’t have a good past. He did give me the wrong meds before. Thankful it wasn’t my time to leave here. After coming in and talking to me. Idk what kind of meds he was trying to give me. It’s something they give preg woman. Didn’t touch my pain but was trying to put me sleep. Different Things we go thru when dealing with people in the medical field makes you wonder how they got a degree. I didn’t have my usual nurses I usually deal with so having one got in E.R wasn’t umm pleasant. Getting on the floor was a different story. I was glad to be on first-floor just not crazy about the room I was in. I didn’t like how the doctor did my meds because the pain wasn’t been touch and had to practice my breathing to get thru the night and the next day till the doctor came to see me. When they see your counts still dropping they want to move and so right by you. Didn’t have the doctor I was used to having when all they have do is look at my file. Makes you wonder why they make stuff harder? My counts were 7.4 when I arrive, retic was 9 and hematocrit was low as 20.3 and the next day it was even lower in 17 and I was 6 in my counts. So who was looking at blood transfusion that they haven’t had in over a year or more? Believe or more. I got cross and type but had to wait till my blood was found since I have antibodies. Took it a few days which was a surprise. What was a bigger surprise I was itching the whole time during the first unit? We had space the other unit out. The same thing happens to that and they stopped it. I never had that happen before. So they wanted to clean up the mistake and I’m still waiting to hear what happen. I have 3 doctor appointments coming up. So I’ll find out if anything happens are not. If you wondering if I got medicine to prevent itching and answer is yes. Always have to get it, so I won’t have a reaction. Just this time around it didn’t work. I even got steroid meds for the second unit and still the same reaction. I wasn’t crazy about steroids but hey whatever helps. One does of steroids can’t make me gain weight. Lol. The one unit brought my count up to 7.3 and it drops till 7 the next day. I didn’t want to be there for my birthday, so was glad to get a discharge. I hate that haven’t been as active in the blogging world but still taking it easy. I did t know my counts was that low when I went in. You think it’s a small thing and it can be a major thing. Does make me slow it down some and take care of myself. It’s hard to do that and grieve at the same time. It’s hard to deal with sickle cell and remember not to get to happy are excited or whatever. It’s possible it can kick a crisis in. So thankful for all the kind comments and prayers. God sends the right people in your life. You never know who you need and why, but it’s truly a blessing to have. Pray all is well with each and every one of you all. I plan on doing a post with doctor visits. I know one doctor I’m meeting for the first time. Hope it goes well. Hate new doctors and starting over. Sighs. Do anyone else feel that way? Ok, maybe not hate it dislike. Who knows I may just hate change. Lol until next time stay bless.

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Posted in 2017, God, Health, My Journey, My Life, Prayers, Sickle Cell Anemia, Sickle Cell Awareness, Update

Living With Sickle Cell Anemia

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Today isn’t a good day, I have been hurting since Tuesday.  I haven’t seen inside hospital e.r since the beginning of the year. Some days are better than the others.  I may be going to the hospital later today, but let me tell you, that’s the last thing I want to do be honest. But the meds aren’t working, I haven’t had pain meds that hospital give it a long time.  I have been taking nerve meds to relax, but it’s not working. So I know what  I need to do… It’s the idea of ignorant doctor knowing more about my illness that’s turns me off on going to be treated. I truly believe some doctors are out to kill a lot of us with this illness.. Oh, your blood count looks fine, so we not going to do anything. The last time I went. My retic was high, did the idiot check my counts nope just retic. Did he give me any meds that I was suppose to get. Nope, he gave me something I never had before and it made me feel worse. Did he give a damn, nope.   They truly believe giving us fluids should help without proper care. I just hope when I do go to the hospital I don’t have to deal with idiot doctor.  My whole body is betraying me in the worse way. sighs…Do keep me in your prayers, I’ll be cutting these post short, because hurting too bad to focus properly. I pray all is well with each and every one of you. God is truly good all the time,

no matter what we go through. He got us.

Posted in 2017, Cancer, Faith, family, God, Health, My Journey, My Life, Sickle Cell Anemia, Update

Update

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Hey and welcome to my world. It has been awhile since I posted an update on what’s going on. I had doctor appointment Friday morning, and miss it due to a blowout. But thankful we didn’t get hurt.  We got someone to help us change the tire, and then the spare was flat. We had to put air in it and made out a way to tire place, to get the two front ones replace. I was two hours late, and they were gone from the clinic. I was so ticked off since I hadn’t been feeling my best whatsoever. I was glad to get my labs when I call the number they gave me. My counts were so so. I was surprised it was high as she said, but she said it was low for the type of  Sickle Cell, but retic was high. Now I know why I been having the darn headaches I hate. What a way to start your birthday.  I know I mention in few update post on finding a new primary doc, well I have and can’t wait to meet her. I have never had a woman doctor. I had them while in hospital but not as primary or sickle cell doctor. I shall keep you’ll post. My dad had a test the same day I had a doctor appointment to see if the treatments are helping and he just find out Tuesday when he went back for his treatment. Let me tell yall God is truly good all the time. Not just cause he got good news but just cause it has made me realize not to take love ones for granted.  I hope everyone is doing good and in good spirits. Remember to let your loved one’s know you love them before it’s too late.  I know it’s not much of update since my thoughts are everywhere.

 

 

Many Blessings to you all… God Bless:)

Posted in 2017, Bless, Cancer, circumstance, Journey, Pray, Update

New Year  (2017)

Good Morning World,
I pray all is well and that we all made it in the New Year. God is truly good all the time.. I may not be feeling my best, but thankful see another day/year. It’s raining where I’m at. Love rain long as I’m not in it and that it don’t interfere with my sickle cell. I hoping to make 2017 better year than the last. Only God knows what we can handle and what we can’t. Idk after receiving some bad news my body is preparing me for big crisis. You don’t expect your love one received bad news that they have cancer. You think they unstoppable. My dad  (man of God) as yell know I’m PK. Was sick for few months, after Christmas he finally went doc to receive some news we wasn’t expecting. .ulcer or cancer and his labs was lower then mine for the first time in my life.. he needed to be in hospital receive blood.. my God we could’ve lost him.his counts was 4, and he was still thinking about going work.. me and my brothers and mom talk him into going hospital. Tests was done, he got blood soon as he hit floor. So thankful for people who give blood save so many people lives. He came home yesterday. I had wait till he made it home find out what’s going on. Worrying doesn’t do well with sickle cell person.. colon cancer we don’t know how serious till tuesday. I heard it spread more before leaving hospital.. I want scream, cry but hell that’s not going make it go away. I’ll have finish post another time. I pray yell r doing good. Remember tell your love ones you love them. You never know. GOD Bless 

Posted in 2016, Health, My Life, Sickle Cell Anemia, Update

Day 1-2, Living With Sickle Cell Anemia

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Hello World,

I wanted to update you all on my condition. I’m feeling better then when I came in. I’m not fully pain free, just thankful I can move a little bit more and on my own. My counts or 7.2 and retic is 10. Ill be getting labs early in morning and will let you all know what’s what. I have a good doc and wonderful nurses taking care of me. Hopefully tomorrow I can make post longer. Ty for kind words and prayers, truly means a lot. God Bless

Posted in 2016, Bless, family, Friends, God, Health, Journey, My Journey, My Life, Sickle Cell Anemia, Update

Living With Sickle Cell Anemia

Hello World,

I have been home for awhile since Wednesday. Blood brought my counts upto 9.5,which is good! I had good nurses and doctors! Thank God! Hoping 2016 be better year, lesser hospital stays..Its been cold every since and it’s already doing a number on me. Night I got out wasn’t all that cold, but i ran fever all way to next evening. I hate winter because it love tortue my body. Im hoping to have schedule days ill post till im done with hectic real life. Seem be on a break with writing and thats not good. I like to say Happy New Year to everyone. I brought the new year in with friends and family at church. My team won 0-38! Sorry about the short post, hoping have a longer one soon. I have doc appointment next week. So hoping that’ll be longer post. Looking to bring my love journey post back as well. Im hoping change blog up soon. I pray all is well with each and everyone of you all. God Bless

Posted in 2015, AWARENESS, Friends, God, Health, My Journey, Pray, Sickle Cell Anemia, Sickle Cell Awareness

Day 1-3, Living With Sickle Cell Anemia

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Hey Everyone,

 

As you can see by the title I’m in hospital, been here every since Christmas Night. So glad I had the chance to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning with my love one’s. I was trying to make it to the end of the month. I was hoping it would pass.  I had to have transfusion today. Blood count had got low, I knew something was wrong since I been having headaches . Its a sign that your blood count can be low or I’m getting ready to go in a crisis. I do hope everyone of you all had a Lovely Christmas. Well better then mine:) I have some great nurses and doctors. So thankful for that to be honest. Last time I was sometime last month, and doctor wasn’t doing right by me. So I left the hospital, and lets just say I was in a lot of pain. I’m hoping to do right by myself dis time around. I’m hoping to go home tomorrow if everything come back looking normal. I’m still in some pain right now. Hoping the blood did some good for me. I try not to get blood, because one day when I’ll need it , it may not help me . Sighs. Well I had warm Christmas, seem the cold front is coming in. Guess its a good thing I’m in hospital now, to prevent all that. But its just cold in the evening time, so it shouldn’t be 2 bad. I’m going to wrap this post up, because I’m getting tired and restless. I haven’t been sleeping much for whatever reason. I always got some stuff on my mind. I know I have check up on the 4 to see how the meds is  doing. I hope good news, but I really haven’t been on them since I been in hospital. Only meds they giving me is my pain meds and not my every day meds.  I must say it truly means something  when you have  a great group of people taking care of you. I even have some nurses coming visit me since they always say I’m a good patient. Makes me feel good when they think that about me. I feel like I be getting on there nerves at times. But I have met some that have became friends.

Posted in AWARENESS, My Journey, Sickle Cell Anemia, Update

Update

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Good Evening and Welcome to My World… I know it’s been awhile since I posted pretty much anything. I finally got a new primary doctor. Took me two times to finally snap me into reality and change doctors. Only one GOD n let me tell you, he wasn’t it. I had to take extra trip to get put in hospital since he wouldn’t do it. So far as right now, I’m doing much then I was last week. The crazy weather was getting the best of me. One minute hot and next cold. Now it’s just right, I pray it last. Minus the rain. Blood count is holding it’s on for now which is good. I have had my check up with sickle cell doctor and blood doctor and it went well. Has been a month since I been in hospital, so That’s always a plus:) I’m working on getting more insurance because the one I have now, isn’t doing me justices. I’m hoping to visit other bloggers and return slowly but surely. I believe I mention awhile back I have to have surgery on my shoulder. I’m hoping to meet with him soon and once everything set up, I’ll post with you all. I pray all is well with each and everyone of you all. GOD Bless

Posted in 2015, AWARENESS, God, Health, Sickle Cell Anemia, Update

Day 3, Living With Sickle Cell Anemia

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Hey peeps, welcome to my world! It has being hella hectic for me since weather hasn’t bn good to me.  I was just in hospital last week and got out Sunday, and hello back th’s following week. I’m so ready for Spring! I’m in process of meeting with pain management doctor soon. I see my sickle cell doctor dis week. Haven’t seen him in months, was need to get my crisis under wraps. I’m at the point I need drop my primary doctor a.s.a p. Dont want to stress about it while recovering. I’m Praying I don’t have see inside hospital unless it’s for blood work or surgery. Pray all is well with each and everyone of you all. I got Bless with some good doctors and nurses. Remember I said doctor,  I go to the other hospital that my doctor not connected with..Thank GOD. I’ll end post here so I can get some rest. But before I do, count is up, oxygen strong, so it blood pressure, pulse. GOD is truly good. Lil pain not as bad as it was:)

Posted in 2015, AWARENESS, Health, My Journey, Sickle Cell Anemia, Update

Day 4, Living With Sickle Cell Anemia

Not sure how to start my post. I have been sick since Christmas Eve. Didn’t want go E.R are miss bn my family for the holidays. I finally decided to go to E.R Saturday after Christmas,  long as my count was good, they didn’t keep me. I thought I was getting better and ended up worse then Christmas. Two more hospital visits before I was bless with doctor who knew what to do when it comes to my illness. Tuesday morning, I was brought back to E.R, but what a wait cause hospital was book. I know I cried so much that the pain got worse every time. 6 hours waiting to be seen. once I got in back, it went smoothly. Had a good doctor and nurse. I couldn’t walk the first few days. I can walk a lil now but legs still bothering me. I got two units first day here, didn’t work as soon as I got it. Brought my count up to 9, has drop to the 7’s now. Praying it doesn’t drop anymore. I’m still here cause of pain n count dropping. Hoping go home tomorrow but only time will tell. I’ll end it for now and share more at another time. Pray everyone had a good Christmas and New Year. GOD Bless