Ayo Otaigbe is a founding member of the board, Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria.She was a Principal Nursing Manager at the Nigerian Ports Authority and is the President of the Sickle Cell Clubs of Lagos.
People who have MS-related vertigo are already spinning on their own.
However, it remains disturbing that ignorance, discrimination and stigmatization continue to challenge efforts by science to manage the disorder.
In the area of relationships which includes dating, marriage and choice of spouse; ignorance, discrimination and stigmatization continue to have leading negative impacts in the lives of persons with sickle cell disorder and carriers of the sickle cell gene, that is, persons with Haemoglobin genotype AS (Hb AS).
As a significant other and potential long-term partner, the best thing you can do is be open, supportive, and informed.
No one knows this better than Dan and Jennifer Digmann. Jennifer was diagnosed in 1997; Dan two years later. So, the cat’s out of the bag and you’ve learned that the person you’re dating has multiple sclerosis. The fact that this individual has opened up to you about his or her menacing monster within means you’ve reached a new, trusting stage in your relationship. If you want to know what you can do to continue to build trust and keep your relationship moving forward, here are some tips from a husband and wife who both live with MS.