Sickle Cell Disease
Select a question and listen to responses from other patients.
Please describe how your or your loved one’s condition impacts your day-to-day life. What frustrations or challenges do you experience? And what have you done to adjust to these challenges?
Take a moment to describe how you or your loved one currently manage this condition, including any medical treatments. How did you or your loved one and doctor decide on this approach?
Imagine if you could travel back in time and meet the person you were when you or your loved one were first diagnosed. What advice would you give them? How would you describe to that person how you feel now?
Who are your biggest supporters specifically when it comes to your or your loved one’s condition? For example, your doctor, friends, family, or someone else? And what are some examples of how they have supported you through this journey?
Thinking about how other people talk about your or your loved one’s condition, what are some words or perceptions that make you cringe? What do you wish people wouldn’t say?
What tools or resources have you found most useful regarding your or your loved one’s condition? This could be a website, a specific organization, or an app for your smartphone. What makes this resource (or resources) useful to you?
What resources do you wish you had to help manage your or your loved one’s condition, but haven’t been able to find? What would your ideal support resource be, and how would it help?