Sometimes you can’t help but think about you’re future or lack there of. As I’ve got older I started to question what type of future I could/would have. I often worry about what effect my sickle cell will have on my future.
As a child I was told that I wouldn’t be able to have children and I may not live past 30, that was something that always stayed with me in the back of my mind. I think it’s terrible for health professionals to predict people’s future like that. The more women I met in hospital the more I started to see my Doctor was totally wrong and soon I began to picture my life with children.
The one thought that can’t escape my mind is what would my life be like as a mother with sickle cell. Would I be able to do the things other mothers can do. I find it hard enough trying to look after myself let alone another human being. I see loads of Mother’s with sickle cell in person and on the gram and can I just say I think you guys are amazing superwomen who I see doing it all and it’s just so inspiring it helps me to believe I can do it too.
So here’s to all the #sicklecellmothers you guys are superwomen! …My #sicklecellfamily I pray for your health happiness hope and strength Alhumdulilah
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