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Cynthia: Diffuse Scleroderma

I advise everyone with scleroderma or other diseases to keep your head up and never give up!

Sam and Pixel by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist I was diagnosed with diffuse scleroderma three years ago and it was something I could not bear.

I did not know what was going on with me. My feet, hands and face swelled up and I went to several doctors and they did not know what was wrong. Finally, I was advised to see a specialist and he told me I had scleroderma.

I was so stressed out over having this disease that I could not eat. I lost weight and I lost my strength. I constantly fell or blacked out.

Now I am dealing with this disease very well. I take all my medicine, walk daily, do household chores that require lifting and other activities that prevent me from dwelling on my scleroderma.

I advise everyone with scleroderma or other diseases to keep your head up and never give up!

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New email address needed 04-30-08 SLE
Old Email Prefix: cbailey
Story posted 07-14-04 SLE

ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Editor: Judith Devlin
Diffuse Scleroderma
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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 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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