“just the promise that God has made to his people that he will never leave or forsake them and I think thats something really important to me and to anyone that experience God’s love.”
I also asked him if he ever blamed God at times, because I knew those suffering with life-long and life-threatening conditions sometimes blamed God for the unfairness, but to my surprise although he did when he was younger, he does not anymore. Thomas & Taylor (2002) also recognized that because of the unexplained complications and unexpected deaths from the disease, metaphysical questions are asked such as “why me” and having that belief in...
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...le Cell. Another concern that has not been fully explored in previous literature is the issue of tolerance. Sickle cell is a condition that one is born with, meaning pain crisis can start at birth and will need to be treated via opioids. My participant gets sick on average 16 times a year not including the minor attacks, and if each time he has to take the opioids there will be a tolerance built meaning eventually he is going to need a higher dose. That is something doctors need to understand because if the patients need 6 milligrams of hydromorphone but they usually administer only 2 milligrams to other non-Sickle Cell patients, one can imagine the conflict that may arise as 2 milligrams may not do anything for the patients although the doctor may insist otherwise. It is a concerning issue that needs adequate attention to ensure patients are not being under-treated.
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