I have always been an ill child: eczema, asthma, hay fever and loads of allergies! However, in May this year I noticed something like a bruise on my left knee. I just presumed I had bashed it or something but when it was still there after a few weeks, I began to get worried.
I showed it to my mum and she took me to my general practitioner (GP). My GP was clueless about what it was and I was referred to a dermatologist at the nearest hospital. They took a biopsy and found that it was morphea.
I have now been told that I will be receiving light treatment at a hospital which is a two hour drive from my home twice a week for three months and I will be missing a lot of school.
It may sound funny but, as this is such an important year at school, I do not want to miss a lot of school. But I know I will not let this morphea stop me. I am going to continue living life to the full like any other twelve-year-old girl.
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Story edited 11-19-05 JTD
Story posted 11-23-05 SLE
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