Hello my name is Cazzera, and I have not replied for a while, as I am doing so much much research to educate for Sickle Cell Disease which I suffer form myself. I would just like to advice the post about having sickle cell trait and suffered fro years. Although I am not medically trained I would advice you to get tested again for not only sickle cell trait but for another form of sickle cell disease. For example thalessemia as I am 90% sure that sickle cell trait does not give pain. Some doctors have been wrongly giving advice that S.C.T gives pain. More than likely your other parent is a carry of some other abnormal gene that is part of S.C.D. Please if anyone is a carrier of one gene and having pain, get tested again as you should not have pain with S.C.T. My son is also a S.C.T and has led a normal life with no problems, ever.