My name is Barbara (Barbs) Anne Lowe. I am an ISN Blogger for Sclero Forums. I live in Lancashire, England, and I have also served as an ISN Support Specialist.
I have suffered Limited Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis for a number of years, and my story can be seen in the ISN's CREST story section. My story is also featured in the ISN's book, Voices of Scleroderma Volume 1,
I am forty-two years of age, married, and have a twelve-year-old daughter. I also run my own business.
I am interested in fundraising events that provide money for hospitals who carry out research for Raynaud's and scleroderma, and I'm always looking for new treatments, concerning ways of relief for sufferers.
My road to diagnosis was long and I endured many pitfalls along the way. In addition to scleroderma, I suffer from Raynaud's and, more recently, angina. I want sufferers to share their experiences. We all have a story to tell, whether it's asking for help or discussing our uncertainties. We are really not alone with this disease and although there is not yet a cure, we can all contribute in some way to the awareness of this complex disease.
If you have any questions regarding your diagnosis or just simply a friend to talk to. I will be happy to provide a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on.
You will find, by joining Sclero Forums, you will be welcomed by people who truly care.
On March 16, 2007, I gave a radio interview on Raynaud's on Chorley FM Radio. Now I have a 15 minute slot every friday (11am GMT UK time), promoting cooking at home.
My role as blogger is a rewarding experience for me.
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