The irony on September being Sickle Cell month is that very same month this disease put me in the biggest fight of and for my life. I won that battle but not the war as there were so many more battles that followed. I will forever be fighting I may not always win but I… Continue reading September in Sickle Cell Awareness Month
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Avascular Necrosis (AVN)/Osteonecrosis
https://www.stjude.org/treatment/patient-resources/caregiver-resources/patient-family-education-sheets/hematology/avascular-necrosis-and-sickle-cell-disease.html What causes avascular necrosis (AVN) in a person with sickle cell disease? ... Avascular necrosis(ay VAS kyoo ler neh KROW sis) results from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone in the hip or shoulder joint. This loss of blood causes narrowing of the joint and collapse of the bone. As much as I… Continue reading Avascular Necrosis (AVN)/Osteonecrosis
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