Dating a sickle cell patient
You might have to pack an extra sweater just in case, or suffer through heat because your loved one is cold.I will always maintain that it takes a very special person to be able to love and adore a sickle cell warrior irrespective of that condition.So you have to be more cautious, prayerful and knowledgeable about this condition if this is the case.I know many people with sickle cell that have children that do not have sickle cell disease.
I recently was hospitalized for 9 days, and when I got discharged, I was an emotional wreck, and nothing like myself.It can be an emotional rollercoaster, and not everyone is up to the challenge.You might have to take on the responsibilities of the household when the sickle cell warrior is ill, and may have to shoulder majority of the burdens at times.This way, you have a general idea of what you are stepping into before one gets too involved. You can get tested at your doctor’s office, and know what your phenotype is.
If you are AA, then you have no chance of passing on the sickle cell disease if you do have a child with someone that has sickle cell disease.
And I know many people with sickle cell that have children with sickle cell disease.