I am really touched by the messages I received showing support; it made me cry. Since I posted last week, there has been a new development in my condition that I don't know is related to scleroderma or not. On Sunday morning I woke up with no feeling in my left foot, sort of like pins and needles. It scared me so I called my family doctor, who sent me to the ER. They did an ultrasound looking for blood clots and found none. I have been limping ever since. When I went to the dermatologist yesterday, I told her about it and she thought it may have been a clot that dissolved by the time I got to the hospital and that's why it didn't show up on the test. I went to my family doctor after the dermatologist who is stumped but doesn't think it's related to the scleroderma. While I was in his office, he called a neurologist who suggested a medication for me called Lyrica and for me to get an EMG test in the next three weeks. I'm feeling miserable because now I have limited use of my right hand because of the ulcer and I'm walking with a limp, which is also slowing me down. I was prescribed nitroglycerine ointment for the ulcer, which is supposed to get the blood flowing to the finger, and the doctor said it could take up to two months for it to heal.
If anyone has had anything similar with the numbness, I would love to hear about it. Again, thanks for all the messages. I'm at work now, so I can't respond to everyone individually, but soon I'll get back to each and every one of you.