It began in 1995, when I was diagnosed with Raynaud's Syndrome, but it wasn't given any importance, and I could not be cured.
With each passing year I added symptoms in several parts of my body, with multiple calcifications, so much so that I had to have three surgeries in a very short time. Nobody had ever understood what I went through nor helped me so I always took a turn for the worse.
Now I have perhaps found a good rheumatologist in Milano who could help me recover since finally, after thirteen years of suffering, he has given me a diagnosis and a cure, before it is too late…I hope.
Story edited 12-09-08 JTD
Story posted 01-16-09 SLE
Story Artist: Ione Bridgman
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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