Latest Blog Posts from Dunstan Nicol-Wilson

How I Manage Dating and Relationships With Sickle Cell Disease

How I Manage Dating and Relationships With Sickle Cell Disease

In my earlier years of dating, sickle cell was almost always something I didn't mention. I was either not serious about the relationship or didn't want to be ...

ByDunstan Nicol-WilsonJanuary 31, 2024
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How I Deal With Sickle Cell Disease and Triggers I Can’t Control

How I Deal With Sickle Cell Disease and Triggers I Can’t Control

At this stage in life, I know my body well enough to avoid having as many sickle cell crises as I used to. I have achieved this by becoming better ...

ByDunstan Nicol-WilsonJanuary 26, 2024
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Why I Think Everyone Needs to Talk About Sickle Cell Disease

Why I Think Everyone Needs to Talk About Sickle Cell Disease

Everyone needs to talk about sickle cell disease because it is one of the fastest-growing genetic conditions in the world ....

ByDunstan Nicol-WilsonJanuary 10, 2024
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Managing My Mental Health With Sickle Cell Disease

Managing My Mental Health With Sickle Cell Disease

Managing my mental health has been part of my success in reducing my crisis and improving my overall health with sickle cell disease ....

ByDunstan Nicol-WilsonDecember 20, 2023
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Be Mindful of Your Words: What Not to Say to Someone With Sickle Cell Disease

Be Mindful of Your Words: What Not to Say to Someone With Sickle Cell Disease

Over the years, I have heard so many comments made directly and indirectly to me that have affected me. I have had assumptions and expectations placed on me ...

ByDunstan Nicol-WilsonDecember 13, 2023
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Why I Don't Like Going to the ER With Sickle Cell Disease

Why I Don't Like Going to the ER With Sickle Cell Disease

Nobody enjoys being in the hospital, and I hate when a crisis forces me to call an ambulance. This hate stems from the severe pain from a crisis ...

ByDunstan Nicol-WilsonNovember 22, 2023
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