Constance Benson: Sickle Cell Story's ROAD2THECURE
In this illustration, the sickled cells are the ones that
are marked Sickle and the normal ones are marked
Red blood cells. Normal red blood cells are circular, donut shaped and sickled cells are all of the other ones. Sickled cells mostly resemble sickles or crescent moons but in all actuality, they can be any red blood cell that is deformed.
If you were to draw a picture of how a Sickle Cell Pain Crisis begins, this is what it would look like.
During Sickle Cell Pain Crisis’ the pain varies in feeling, time, location, duration and severity. The pain can feel a variety of ways but the most commonly experienced (especially by me) are: constant dull pain, pulsating pain, lightening in a bottle pain, constant sharp pain, pain that alternates between sharp and dull.