Teens Writing from the Heart of Illness & Healing is an week workshop for teens living with chronic health or mental health issues. It is being held at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in the central area and is open to teens aged 12 to 18 years. It is free.
Many people go through everyday aches and pains. Some people suffer because of old sports injuries, some from various accidents, and others because of disease. Most people rely on prescription pain relievers given to them by a doctor and don’t really consider some of the long-term effects. We in the Sickle Cell community depend on these medications and need to be informed about what we use.
What is pain? Some say that pain is just a mental sign of weakness. Some say it’s the physical aspect of the growth and regeneration of your body. Do you remember when you were a kid and you got hurt or were sick and your parents or guardian told you that it was all in your mind? Well that may have actually been true in many cases.
On Wednesday February 1st I had the pleasure of going to Olympia for “Have a heart for kids day”. On this great trip I was joined by Foxy, Jason, Salome (Nurse at SCCA), Joe, Annette, Judah and Zion.
Robin Matthews is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Robin graduated from Columbia School of Nursing, in New York, with an M.S. in 2009. Robin has been working with Sickle Cell patients at SCCA since November 2011.