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Myle: Morphea


Teddy Bear by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist Hello, my name is Myle and I am a twenty-six-year-old Colombian currently living in Spain. Two years ago I got a spot on my back. I went to a dermatologist, who at first told me it was some type of fungus and treated me accordingly.

But the spot kept on growing and changing in colour and aspect. The skin got really dry, around it. It seemed as if someone had hit me, and the inside turned white.

Since it wouldn't get better, I went to another dermatologist, who did a biopsy and diagnosed morphea. Now I am applying colchicine. The spot is not as hard, but it is still growing.

I have a lot of doubts about my illness still, and I am so scared that it will get worse, since I have a two-year-old baby. It is for her that I have to be strong and healthy, to take care of her. But sometimes, like today, I wake up and am very depressed.

If somebody has the same problem as me, please write to me so we can share doubts, and to know whether you have been treated with something that works better.

Thanks for your attention.

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Email: [email protected]
Story edited 06-20-07 JTD
Story posted 07-27-07 SLE

ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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ISN Artist: Sherrill Knaggs (In Loving Memory)

Sherrill KnaggsSherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist, created the digital photo to illustrate the story on this page. Sherrill lived in New Zealand. Her story was featured in ISN's book, Voices of Scleroderma Volume 2.

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Alba LeonAlba León is the ISN Translator for this page. She is studying international relations in Mexico City.

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Photo of JudithJudith Thompson Devlin is the ISN Story Editor for this story. She is also lead editor of the ISN's wonderful Voices of Scleroderma book series!

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