Her nerves, depression and stress made her sick. The more depressed she became, the faster her scleroderma advanced on her hands and face.
But then, a will to live and to see her other sons grow struck her. At that moment, when her attitude changed from the path to death to the fight for life, her scleroderma stopped.
This is a message to all of those who are suffering or know of someone suffering with this rare illness. If you have passed through a big depression, try to do something that will distance yourself from being nervous, since it seems that helped stop the advance of scleroderma for my mother.
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Story posted 8-13-02
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