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AS Genotype: What Would You Do?

What would you do if your genotype is AS and your boyfriend's genotype is SS (that is he had sickle cell) and both of you guys have plans of getting married in the future, let's say 3-4 years from now? I need some advice on this topic.

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@ poster , faith is great !!

just dont ask him why he as abandoned you when are living with the consequences of your actions, the bible does say "Don't Test God "

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Thanks for the reply. I really appreciate it. I really love this guy and I'm not going to let our genotypes ruin my happiness. The best thing for me to do is to seek God. Afterall, he is a miracle performer.

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fair enough but then if there is no bone marrow transplant treatment in 9ja (and no match) then go where the treatment/matching donor is available.

people shouldnt say that life being AS/SS is impossible. it can be genetically passed on to your children but that is NOT the end of the world just because you aint got bone marrow treatment.

thinking about it, there are far worst things that will come to my mind for a poor person in 9ja than living with sickle cell.

brings back to mind the thread of the girl who went to prostitute herself to pay mothers hospital bill OR the 8yr old that was married to a 50yr old,  all in the name of poverty. so just being AS/SS and poor is a piece of cake.

if you really love each other, go adopt one of the MILLIONS of kids in orphanages looking for good parents to love them.

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The AS thing is big problem because sickle cell is still a pretty important concept back home.

So far, no cure has been found for it IN Nigeria.

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if you had done research on the subject, you would have known that a bone marrow transplant can be a cure for it. so instead of looking at it negativel , you shouldbe positive and say that its possible to be happy in the future being AS SS or whatever.

believe it or not, i had never heard people Bitching so ,uch about this AS thingy it until i joined NL.

if you are really concerned about it then DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT~!!!!

having children shouldnt be a reason to throw away something seemingly good but we are talking 9ja mentality so who knows?!.

being married and having children is society sign of happiness and success!!!!!(oh lord!!!)

the relationship you have should have been the center stage not what you are carrying or what he or she got? you already failed!

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Leave him - there's a 50% chance that your children will be SS. It's not worth it. Just because your bf beat the disease does not mean that your children can.

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Ask a doctor , there are some advances in the control of sickle cell , but not something to be entered into lighlty , If you have a sickle cell husband and child , that is a lifetime dedicated to taking care of sick loved ones that may pass b4 their time.

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~ Yeah! It sure was. And you were even dumber not to respond to it ~ I wonder if virus-harbouring Bottom wipes like you will eva get off my tail ~

~ @topic: The worst that can happen in such a marriage is: AS + SS = AS, AS, SS, SS. Guess u knw what this means. So consider the consequences b4 taking any action. ~

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I'm sorry. I mean, he has sickle cell as in he still has it.

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~ There won't be much of a problem since he 'HAD' sickle cell ~ That means he has it no more, abi? ~

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