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Tata: Morphea


Hello everybody. I am twenty-seven years old. Three years ago I was diagnosed with morphea.

I remember that since I was a child I used to have a small purple spot in my right thigh, but I never asked my doctor what it could be. About four years ago it began to spread to my leg, and I got two more in my right arm, my hips. The skin from my ankle all the way up to my knee was completely fused to my bone.

I went through physiotherapy and my skin has gotten better. Now I am in treatment with dermatologists that have given me colchicine and other creams which apparently have been really useful since my skin is not as hard.

I try to moisten the rest of my skin every day as well.

I am a very positive person, and I know that my faith is helping me and I can say that I don't suffer this illness any longer. Remember that hope is the last thing we should lose. To everyone, keep it up, and be strong, don't stop being happy even for just a moment. Success.

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Story edted 03-12-07 JTD
Story posted 04-04-07 SLE

ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
(Español/Spanish) Tata: Morfea
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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.

ISN Translator and Editor: Alba León

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

ISN Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin

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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