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Exercising with Sickle Cell Anemia

Posted Sep 12 2008 4:30am
My newest fetish is hitting the gym. I love going to the gym. My doc says it's okay as long as I hydrate and don't overdo anything. There is something about pushing my body to it's limit that makes me feel absolutely invigorated. As the blood pumps through when I'm doing my cardio, I can almost imagine that it's clearing out the sickle cells and just keeping the veins nice and free flowing. I want to believe that exercise helps.

I read somewhere that it takes 12-18months to grow new veins. I'm working out my arms in the hope that it will be able to re-surface better veins so I don't have to be stuck a million bajillion times when I do go to the hospital. I know people about the PICC lines and portacaths, but for some reason, I haven't gotten to it yet. I'll talk about that later.

So yeah, back to the gym, I'm already feeling the difference in the definition of my arms and muscles. I feel strong, I feel vibrant, I feel like a warrior princess. Bring it on world, I can handle anything!

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