We still Hope
I used to hide it from my friend through out school. If I could help it I wouldn't tell them anything. But currently I am at the point where I need my friends to know so they can give me a ride to the hospital since im living in college. Two crisis later and everyone thinks that it is my fault and that I am self destructing. If they only knew that sometimes its out of our hands and that the crisis are common and can occur within weeks from each other. I have never been in the position where sickle cell has affected my relationship with people so strongly. Their lack of knowledge and understanding makes me look like I am the bad guy out to ruin my own life. I am very cautious, i drink plenty of water, avoid harsh climates, dont do a lot of exercise, i live a healthy lifestyle that includes a social life. But everyone sees me as a little glass doll that can fall apart at the slightest touch. Its frustrating me.
I had told most of my friend about my status.they treat me with care .sometime they were avoid to eat something don't suite me.That is wonder for me.I m lucky to gain friend like them.