Story told by Abisola Oladapo, she explains how she deals with Sickle Cell Anemia.
In nearly 36 years of living with Sickle Cell one of the first things that I believed, helped me cope with the condition is ACCEPTANCE. I accepted from a younger age that I have the condition, but it will never stop me from living the life I want to live.
I take care of myself very well I and walk around with my bottle of water. Take my medication religiously, prior to becoming a mother I used to sleep like 10 hours a night. After being a mother I have to adjust my sleep pattern. I go to sleep when my child goes to sleep to make sure I get maximum sleep and rest.
POSTIVE ATTITUDE, even when I am going through the worst times in my life I always think that it could be worse. I think about my childhood in Africa where we couldn’t afford good health care, so I had to wait out the crisis at home with basic over the counter painkillers.
Overall, I just do everything to make sure that I don’t do the DON’TS of sickle cell. That’s how I’ve managed my condition and enjoy my life by doing everything in moderation.