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Joe S: Morphea Scleroderma

I have too many bruise-like marks on my body to count.

Pumpkins by Shelley Ensz I am forty-two and have had morphea for about fifteen years now. I have too many bruise-like marks on my body to count. Fortunately, I have none on my face.

It is hard to tell whether I have gotten any new marks. I cannot tell the new from the old any more.

I am just starting to notice some arthritic pain in most of my joints. I still live quite a normal life. I am very active athletically and have not let my morphea take over my life.

All I want to say is that your life will go on. Do what makes you happy: pray, fish, ride motorcycles, whatever — just remember there is someone out there worse off than you, and use your mind to make yourdreams come true.

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Joe S.
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Story posted 11-18-01
Story edited 9-1-03 SLE

Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
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