Does the progression seem like Diffuse? in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted August 19, 2015 Hi Kimberly, Since you are having a lingering onset of something, you would absolutely not have the worst form of rapid onset diffuse scleroderma. It's begging the question, of course, to worry about the subtype when the main type of disease has yet to be diagnosed. And, no type is scleroderma is really preferential. Diffuse scleroderma often gets diagnosed faster, which is its own form of relief. And limited scleroderma can have fatal complications early on, sometimes. So I get it that you don't want diffuse. Nobody wants that. You want to live a long time. Join the crowd. The problem is though that you might be run over by a truck tomorrow, or you might thwart all predictions and live to 120, out living your children and all the rest of us. You see, the primary problem is that none of us have ultimate control, and wishing and hoping or dreading and worrying won't change that for a minute. So my question to you is, what are you doing today to savor and cherish this time with your husband and children? How can you make them laugh? What special treat can you surprise them with? How can you create a special memory today? The sooner we ask questions like that, and find answers, the sooner we start healing emotionally, which is the most important project of all, and it's something that can begin now and not some nebulous day in the future when we might be diagnosed. Here are some warm hugs to tide you over, along with a reminder that we are all better off living the moment we have right now, because it us the only one we have for certain.