Hello everyone. I would like to share with you that eight months ago I was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma. I am thirty-five years old and I have two little sons, one is five, the other one is two. I shouldn't even say how distressed and suffering we are because of the news.
I went to a doctor who treats immune system diseases and he is giving me a treatment of antioxidants and other natural medicine. I take medical tests every three months and my illness hasn't grown, it is stationary. I feel very energetic, and in a very good mood.
I gave interviews in Argentinean television so that those who suffer from it do not lose hope. There IS a medicine that allows you to have a very good quality of life.
The doctor's name is Ernesto Crescenti, he is Argentinean, and his office is in Córdoba and Gallo.
I wish the best to all of you, practice pilates, don't eat greasy foods, and overall, being emotionally stable helps the treatment a lot.
We are in this fight, let's not put our arms down, let's not lose our smile. Let's not give up hope that there will be a definitive cure. Let's achieve our dreams, because we are only sick, not dead.
I wish you the best, I hug you knowing what you are going through. Be strong, fighting makes us stronger.
Story translated 04-22-06 AL
Story edited 04-22-06 JTD
Story posted 06-16-06 SLE
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