Kavonda Jordan-Dean's Blog (3)

The role of the Trait

Good day SC family, I just wanted to ask a question pertaining to the Sickle Cell Trait. My question is: Does anyone with the trait or anyone who knows someone with the trait that has experienced symptoms of the disease? I have a son and a daughter both with the trait. My daughter never complains about sickness but my son complains about sickness a lot. He has chronic headaches and back pains that he can not explain along with pains in his legs from time to time. I have taken him to the doctor… Continue

Added by Kavonda Jordan-Dean on October 13, 2010 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Diet and Exercise

Hello SC Family: I wanted to get your option about diet and exercise. I am two years away from the big 40 and I have just started to gain weight. I am about 30lbs overweight which is a lot for me and my body. I use to weight 138lbs but now I am 168lbs. I want to lose some weight with exercise but my doctor advise me against it. He said that I should only take light walks and eat more because my body is storing up fat due to my lack of appetite. I have always struggled with eating due to my lack… Continue

Added by Kavonda Jordan-Dean on September 4, 2010 at 11:12pm — 3 Comments

Something in Common

Hello everyone, I am new to this site and I am glad to be a part. I feel that the blogs I have read so far are so familiar. Pain is a part of life when you have SC but it is not life. I really look forward to getting to know more people with SC and sharing their stories.

I have one question for people living with SC over 40. I will be soon forty next year and wanted to know if your pain got worst or better as you got older? I have learned over the years to manage my pain a…

Added by Kavonda Jordan-Dean on July 26, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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