Results of cat scan
Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:45 PM
Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:47 AM
Good for you, I'm so glad to hear your doctor says there's no need to worry. Everything looks good! It's the best news to hear!
I am sorry to hear about your daughter's friend being diagnosis with scleroderma. In my early days I didn't know anyone with scleroderma and the resources were few. If I had the support that I do now from this site, I would have felt so much better.
Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:36 AM
You've noticed that, too! I've heard about several people who have been diagnosed with Scleroderma lately and most of them are in my age range (baby boomers). Also, "I think" I read somewhere that autoimmune diseases are on the rise. The only good thing about that is that maybe the funding for research will increase and they'll find out what is causing all of these CT problems.
Posted 22 August 2008 - 10:06 AM
Posted 23 August 2008 - 06:36 PM
Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:59 AM
Your daughter's friend's mother might want to read The Scleroderma Book, 2nd Edition by Maureen D. Mayes, M.D.. It's a 'guide for patients and families' and very easy to understand. It explains alot of thing that could happen with scleroderma, emphasis on "could". It has helped me alot. It's been 14 months since I was diagnosed and I usually look up something in it atleast twice a month. Very good book!
Take care (and congratulations ),
Posted 24 August 2008 - 11:01 AM
I'm also glad to hear your good news, you must have been sooo relieved!! Like the others, it's always sad to hear about another person with this disease. I'm sure she's just terrified about the news like everybody is when they get diagnosed, it's such a head spin. I'll bet you'll find her mother will want to talk with you to learn more and no doubt, you'll help a ton just by talking to her. I bet when things settle down for her, she'll also find more comfort in her friendship with your daughter over this too. Keep us updated.