About me

Hi, my name is Abayomi Afolayan Azeez and I am sickle cell warrior and advocate and also a writer living in Nigeria.

You’ll find on my blog posts ranging from lifestyle tips for people living with sickle cell, personal development, books and book reviews.

I have had the opportunity to contribute with sites like the mightysite about Chronic illness and fun, Social anxiety and chronic illness and my post has also been featured on yahoo.com

You either find me reading a bestseller book with a cup of water and popcorn or watching a motivational video on Youtube.

Why I started this blog?

In 2016, I gained admission into University to study a four year course. Unfortunately in my second year I was diagnosed with avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis) of the left hip due to my chronic illness.

The pain in my hip was so much that I began to lose concentration in school. I could not study or concentrate in class, there was always pain either when I sit or stand. 

By my fourth year, my grade had really gone down and I was left with two options. To either withdraw from Uni or choose another course and start from second year.

As I didn’t want to lose my admission, I went for the latter which meant spending over eight months at home before resuming into the new course.

I didn’t want just stay at home. I decided to start a blog to share my life at home with sickle cell disorder.

To share with you things I learnt with chronic illness, the books I read and everything so I call my blog a lifestyle blog for people living with chronic illness like me. 

Get to know me

My name is Abayomi Afolayan and I own this blog.

I live with a chronic medical illness called sickle cell disorder.

Sickle cell disorder is a type of blood disorder that is inherited from one’s parent, so in other words, you are born with it.

It requires a proper management and for over twenty years, I have learnt and partly mastered (I’m still learning, it’s a life time thing) the art of taking care of my health and managing sickle cell disorder.

My health, rather than discourage me, it has always motivated me to keep going.

I am a writer, a fitness and health enthusiast, a sickle cell and chronic illness advocate and an aspiring model.

This is me when I had a photo-shoot for my aspiring modelling career (story for another day). I was also living with avascular necrosis.

In 2016, I was diagnosed of avascular necrosis of the hip, a complication of sickle cell disorder. 

Only those who have experienced it can actually feel the physical and emotional pain. The pain of not being able to walk well and the sleepless night and the inability to sit without feeling pain and even to bend and tie a shoelace.

Despite sickle cell and avascular necrosis, I still believe I can achieve whatever I want.

Need I say more?

I love everything fitness, health, fashion, music and i read a lot of lifestyle blogs

I’m big fan of music especially pop, you know the Bruno Mars type (had to put his name, I’m a huge fan). I love reading anything that motivates but if I’m not reading that then I’m reading a romantic fiction. And I’m in love with Instagram.

I can’t wait for you to have a look around, read my blog posts, join my ever growing sickle cell warrior group on Facebook and then let’s have a chat on Instagram for more lifestyle tips and personal development  

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