Oluwatosin Adesoye, Medical Doctor —

Oluwatosin, also known as Dr. Tee, is a medical doctor, a passionate and award-winning sickle cell advocate, a writer, and an educator. She's the founder of Sickle Cell Celebs, an online community for people living with sickle cell disease, and Sicklelive Foundation, an NGO that caters to sickle cell warriors. A Nigerian born with sickle cell anemia (HBSS). She's survived different sickle cell complications and lived beyond its limitations for about 37 years. She is passionate about using her personal and medical experience to educate, create awareness about sickle cell disease and help reduce health inequalities in its management.

Articles by Oluwatosin Adesoye

Understanding the evolution of my sickle cell pain

From my experience, pain is one of the hallmark symptoms of sickle cell disease. In fact, it is its trademark. Unsurprisingly, the translation of sickle cell disease in my Yoruba language is “aro’moleegun,” which denotes “bone pain.” If you have moderate to severe sickle cell disease, pain is…