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Caring for Myself at Home

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source: Sickle Options

year: N/A


Your Health Is Important
• You are the primary health care provider for you
• You make decisions every day to manage your health
• You notice problems or concerns before your doctor does
• You can make a difference in your health

To Take Care of Myself I Must
• Monitor my health
• Keep all of my medical appointments
• Stay up to date on my vaccines
• Take my medicine as ordered
• Know when to call the doctor
• Eat right and exercise
• Monitor my environment
• Have a home care plan to manage my sickle cell


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