Ummm ya i was diagnosed with Sickle Cell disease when i was a baby
What is Sickle cell Disease?
It is a red blood cell disease instead of having round red blood cells my red blood cells are shaped like a C or a sickle
Well how do you get it?
Ok so both of my parents are carriers of Sickle Cell trait and i inherited from birth.
So how did you parents know you had Sickle cell disease?
Well since my parents were carriers of Sickle Cell trait , they got me tested when i was about 4-5 months old because that is when fetal hemoglobin is replaced with Sickle hemoglobin.
Is there a cure for it?
Ya there is, you can get a bone-marrow transplant it helps infuse healthy cells and there is a medication you can take most Sickle cell patients take it for treatment it is called hydroxyurea and thats what i take .