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.
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 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
- Putting my hair in a protective style
- Shopping for groceries
- Meal prepping
- Setting up a group message
Do you have a good relationship with your doctor?