My facial expression changed a lot, but this went unnoticed to the people that do not know me very well. My friends say that I have gotten plastic surgery done.
The worst part are the lumps in my chest, some were so uncomfortable that I had to get them surgically removed.
The pain in my joints is strong, but manageable. I take medications, but what has really caused a trauma in me is the aesthetic part.
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Story edited 05-07-08 JTD
Story posted 01-21-09 SLE
Story Artist: Ione Bridgman
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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