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4 Tips On Managing My Pain At Home

As someone who lives with sickle cell anaemia and who also lives alone, managing a crisis at home has its challenges.

Recognizing triggers

Over the years, I have been able to get in tune with my body so a crisis doesn't always seem to happen 'all of a sudden'. I can often feel myself deteriorating and if recognized early enough, I can rest and get on top of the pain before it gets too severe and requires a hospital admission.

Maintaining independendence

Maintaining my independence is very important to me as someone who lives with sickle cell. The 4 tips I share in this video are just a few things I do when I feel myself going into a crisis and hope I'll be able to manage the pain at home.

Tips for managing pain at home

  1. Putting my hair in a protective style
  2. Shopping for groceries
  3. Meal prepping
  4. Setting up a group message

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