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.
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