IAmA 20 year old male with sickle cell disease. My life expectancy is 35.
I've had SCD ever since I can remember, been in and out of hospitals since I was 2. I have very frequent crisis and I'm usually in the hospital every other month for at least a week.
I think a lot of people are confused as to what this disease actually does and would like to know more, so ask away.
Here is a picture of the Hydroxyurea I take: http://imgur.com/Lth6KAz
I can provide more proof if this isn't sufficient.