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Brenda K: Morphea

"It is just deterioration." Just?

Blossoms for Brenda K. by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist Hi, I was diagnosed with morphea scleroderma about twelve years ago. It started with a dark linear mark on my lower back, which is still there, and then with a pure white circle on my cheek. The skin on these areas was very taut and dry feeling. Although the texture is better now, which may be due to the lotion I use, the spot on my face is not pure white any more. It is a different color than the rest of my face.

This year it has changed. I went to a dermatologist and he said it is just deterioration. Just? It is continuing to deteriorate, and I am afraid it is affecting my eye because the eyes are held in place by tissue. Friends have started noticing this a little. Luckily I wear glasses, but I am getting more self-conscious.

Hopefully, I will be seeing a doctor soon and maybe he can help. I just wanted to share with others. Although I know my case isn't serious or life threatening, it is my story and it concerns me.

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New email address needed 08-06-09 SLE
Old Email Prefix: kellybrenj
Story edited 10-3-02
Story posted 10-9-02
Story edited 7-14-03 SLE

ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Editor: Sherry Jo Young
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ISN Artist: Sherrill Knaggs (In Loving Memory)

Sherrill KnaggsSherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist, created the digital photo to illustrate the story on this page. Sherrill lived in New Zealand. Her story was featured in ISN's book, Voices of Scleroderma Volume 2.

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