‘Go Beyond, Plus Ultra!’: Surpassing the Limits of a Diagnosis

‘Go Beyond, Plus Ultra!’: Surpassing the Limits of a Diagnosis

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‘Go Beyond, Plus Ultra!’: Surpassing the Limits of a Diagnosis

I was recently diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) in my knees. When the doctor called to tell me, I expected to be OK with it. I had read fellow Sickle Cell Disease News columnist Tito Oye’s column about AVN, felt similar symptoms, and conducted further research. I tend to have a lot of sickle cell crises in my knees, so it seemed sensible to think they had taken a toll. All signs pointed to AVN.…

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