Even During Sickle Cell Crises, I Avoid the Hospital Due to the Pandemic

Even During Sickle Cell Crises, I Avoid the Hospital Due to the Pandemic

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Even During Sickle Cell Crises, I Avoid the Hospital Due to the Pandemic

This week has been challenging for me. A brutal combination of cold weather and stress has left me facing back-to-back sickle cell crises, and there’s no telling when it might end. In the past, I had been known to be quite stubborn about going to the hospital when I was having a crisis. This was due to several reasons, including the uncomfortable time spent in the emergency room, the inconvenience it causes when having to drop…

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