Uduak’s Musings

Tips for the Corporate Warrior – Daily Office Work

As someone living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and being a professional for some years, I learnt a lot of things concerning ‘working healthy’; I would like to share a few of these with you.   1. Be comfortable: wear comfortable shoes and avoid tight clothing. It’s...

Know Your Genotype Love Week Campaign, February 14th to 17th, 2018

Volunteering is not often as fun as the pictures may depict. Giving your time and energy freely to a project is not always easy but the belief you have in it keeps you going. Thanks to all our volunteers Izzy Normenyo Norma Esi Kuofie @Linda Osafo @Diana Coffie. We...

Is there finally a cure?

In desperate quest for a cure to my Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) some years ago, I stumbled on the bone marrow transplant as a solution to SCD; this method would usually involve chemotherapy at a stage. I imagined it would be a tortuously painful process. Somehow...

What do you do with your pains?

Life's storms can hit you so hard you'd begin to wonder how you still making it through. I have lived my years as a Sickle Cell patient but in these genes, thankfully, I have had a relatively healthy period as compared to a few other patients I have met in my journey...

That last drop of faith!

On 3rd November, 2015, I received the most shocking news of my life. I sat there looking steadily at the Nephrologist as he told me I was at the end stage of a Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). I couldn't quite believe this because just the other day I was diagnosed with...

Live to fight and fight to live

`I laugh NOT because the jokes are that interesting, but because the uncountable tears I have shed keep me thankful for every second I can laugh. I smile NOT because I don't have cares and burdens that tend to weigh down my mind, but because I know what I feel when I...