As many of you know, I am a hemophiliac. Recently, my blood brother, friend, and world famous hemophiliac, Vaughn Ripley, was encouraged to share his pain and treatment from a hip bleed.
I don’t have the best habits when it comes to treating a bleed, so writing about my own “treatment plan” is probably not the best idea. When my little blood brothers and sisters ask me for advice, I tell them, “here’s what I did, but you should talk to Vaughn.” Vaughn is a superstar and my go-to “hemo role model.”
If you’re a bleeder, I encourage you to read about Vaughn’s experience. If you’re a clotter (I’m sorry) and are curious about what it is like living with a bleeding disorder, I encourage you to read about Vaughn’s experience as well.
“Let’s dive into my latest hemophilia experience and how I dealt with it. On June 14th I had an accident on my skateboard while performing a stunt of sorts on a vert wall (think half-pipe). Before you say it… Yes… I know that hemophiliacs shouldn’t ride skateboards. Today’s post isn’t to figure out what’s wrong or right for a crazy hemophiliac to do. Rather, how I handle the agony of defeat.” [read more]