Tuesday, September 29, 2020

THE 3 MAJOR STAGES OF PAIN IN SICKLE CELL CRISIS

 


By now I think we all know that the hallmark sign of sickle cell disease is pain crisis. A sickle cell crisis is pain that can begin suddenly and last several hours or go on for days. This happens when sickled red blood cells block small blood vessels that carry blood to the bones.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

OOTD INSPO: DENIM SHORTS

 


Summer may be over and thank God too because your girl was over the heat. While the season's flaming hot sun rays were no longer palatable for me, that didn't stop me from taking the advantage to rock my favorite pair of denim shorts I scored from Walmart for $7.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

WHEN YOUR PARTNER CHANGES, WHAT DO YOU DO?

 


Whether it comes from you or your significant other, when one person changes, it alters the dynamics of the relationship and the way you approach this could determine whether or not your relationship survives.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

WHEN THE GOOD GOODLOOKING GUY WANTS YOU

 


We all know one or more of them; the guy who's so FOINE he knows it's his super power and the reason why girls are drawn to him. He feels like his good looks can and ultimately should get him any girl he desires so he does nothing to properly woo a woman.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

CHAPTER 40: WHEW, WHAT A YEAR!

 


This past Monday was my birthday so yes I'm a Virgo baby. It was my 40th and whew, it feels crazy to even just say that out loud. Chapter 40 of my life, dreams, goals, experiences, wins and losses. What a roller coaster of emotions I've been on since this year started that it almost seems as if I'm watching someone else's life play out on a huge screen but I've been brought along for the ride.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

DEPRESSION & ANXIETY IN ADULTS WITH SICKLE CELL

 


Depression and anxiety are common in SCD but relatively little is known about their impact on adults living with this disease. Studies have shown that  these forms of mental health issues suffered by adults predict more daily pain and poorer physical and mental quality of life than those who have sickle cell but do not suffer from them.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

MY SHOPPING FINDS: H&M PIECES

 


It's about to be my birthday this Monday and to commemorate the auspicious occasion of my birth...fancy language I'm using today huh, lol!... I thought I would go into H&M at the Stonebriar Mall in Frisco to see what goodies I could gift myself.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

3 LIFE SKILLS TO HAVE BY 40

 


Turning 40 is a major milestone.Very different from turning 21 or 30 where you finally feel like and actually start adulting, 40 is the landmark age that 'should' denote having all your ducks in a row. Realistically though, we know that's not always the case for everyone especially in today's political, economic and social climate.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

THE ONLY 5 BAGS YOU NEED



Celebs, your favorite influencers, reality stars and friendly neighborhood rich kid all sport the designer duds we know and love. I could begin to list these top labels but I won't bother because I can't afford any of them so I'm salty...😊

Thursday, September 3, 2020

3 WAYS TO GET BACK INTO A ROUTINE

 


After what has felt like an eternity in lockdown, the outside world has slowly but surely been opening back up. Kids are back at school (optional), restaurants and malls are cautiously opening up to the public once again and life is getting back to a new level of normal.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

CAN YOU HAVE SICKLE CELL WITHOUT SYMPTOMS?

 

  

In rare cases, people with the sickle cell trait can develop complications similar to those of sickle cell disease. Factors that may increase this risk include:

  • Severe Dehydration
  • Extreme Physical Exertion
  • Exposure To Very High Altitude