SCLERO.ORG
Search
Patient & Caregiver Stories Main Menu

(English) by First Name: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V-Z

By Language: French   German   Greek   Italian   Polish   Romanian   Russian   Spanish   Turkish

By Illness: Main List, Linear/Morphea, Systemic Scleroderma, By Symptoms

K Thompson: Daughter of Scleroderma Patient

My father is going to a scleroderma specialist now.

Bunny Wreath by Shelley Ensz Hello! My father was diagnosed with scleroderma in January 1997. He had been having problems with his heart and had to have stents put in for blocked arteries. This is when the doctors found this condition.

He has the greatest faith of anyone I know. He never complains about anything, although I know he feels ill a lot

He was born and raised in Brewton, Alabama. He has done a variety of work throughout his life. He has been a welder and painter. He now suffers mostly in his neck, arms, and knees. He lays around a lot of his time. It took about six months for the doctors to diagnose him completely. He is now fifty-five years old and on disability.

He is going to a scleroderma specialist now and having more blood work done. His throat has been bothering him for some time.

Anyone interested in contacting us, please feel free. We would love to hear from you and find out about your story. Please keep us in your prayers and never ever give up! Godspeed!

To Contact the Author

K. Thompson
New email address needed 09-26-06 SLE
Old Email Prefix: Kelseyt7
Story posted 1-20-01
Story edited 7-27-03 SLE

Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
LINKS
Difficult Diagnosis
Heart Involvement
Scleroderma Specialists
Throat (G.I. Involvement)
Types of Scleroderma
Go to Kym: Diffuse, CREST Scleroderma, Lupus and Fibromyalgia
 
United Way of Central New Mexico
United Way of Snohomish County
See ISN News for recent donors, including memorials for
Jim Miller, Arlene Marie Petulla, Frances Maude Baldwin Watson and Rubye Mai Blocker Westmoreland.
Thanks to Winn Schillberg for donating to scleroderma research.
Donate or Shop Now
 

TOLL FREE HOTLINE, U.S. and Canada: 1-800-564-7099
Ask for our Free Info Packet by email or postal mail!

SCLERO.ORG is the world leader for trustworthy research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses, such as pulmonary hypertension. We are a service of the nonprofit International Scleroderma Network (ISN), which is a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based public charitable foundation, established in 2002. Meet Our Team, or Volunteer. Donations may also be mailed to:

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)
7455 France Ave So #266
Edina, MN 55435-4702 USA
Email [email protected] to request our Welcome email, or to report bad links or to update this page content. Privacy Policy.
 

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org!

Donate Now
Copyright 1998-2017, International Scleroderma Network. AKA Scleroderma from A to Z and SCLERO.ORG. All Rights Reserved.