Shyala Pelmon, Living Well With Sickle Cell
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Synopsis: In this episode, host Dwayne Golden speaks with sickle cell warrior and advocate Shyala Pelmon about what it means to live well with sickle cell disease. Charlotte shares her perspective on the importance of taking care of oneself through regular doctor visits, medication, and self-care practices, while also accepting and being at peace with the reality of having a chronic and painful disease. She emphasizes the importance of channeling pain into positivity and being kind to others, even when in pain.
Dwayne and Charlotte discuss the challenges of living with sickle cell disease, including the need to put on a brave face and continue with everyday life even when in pain. Charlotte reminds viewers that living well with sickle cell disease also means having others understand and be empathetic towards the challenges and limitations that come with the disease.