I was born with sickle cell and growing up, i experienced countless painful back to back crises. I was born and raised in Ghana (west africa) and moved to the U.S at age 14. I'm 22 now and I have not experienced any crises in about 6- 7 years. I don't know why it suddenly stopped and I haven't seen a doctor in about 8 years because I haven't been sick and didn't see a reason to. And quiet frankly enjoyed my new found freedom and didn't want to risk being told any bad depressing news. Now that I'm getting older, I did some research since being raised in Ghana, I knew very little of my disease. I want to know is it normal that I stopped having crises? The most I ever get sick is a headache or a cold and I've been crises free for about 7years now. i know the disease can not be cured. Any help is appreciated. thanks.