I thank The Almighty God that. I don't have sickle cell disease because having the trait has been more than i can stand over the years. When i was a young girl i was hospitalized off & on do to Crisis. I had to take shots daily during my stay for weeks at a time. When in my 20's i had criss so bad i couldn't use my arms, times where i couldn't even walk without help. When i turned. 30 all Hell broke lose buy that time i had developed an eye disease thru this Sickle Cell Trait called Sickle Cell Retinopathy. I had laser surgery many times & it did it's job for a while then when i was 44 i almost lost my sight in one eye. I was in risk of a detachment. I had to have surgery it was so scary! I recovered from that but to make this story short I'll always have issues. Now i have aches & pain all the time i take a lot of sleep aides. I don't no what else to do to help my situation. To anyone that says it is uncommon to have Crises with the trait i say to them go back to medical school cause you haven't learned how to treat this Beast. I'm so sorry for the people that actually have the Sickle disease.