Hello, my name is Miguel. I am twenty-seven years old and some months ago I went to see a doctor because I had a spot on my left leg. It didn't hurt, but my skin became very dry and started to harden in that area.
The doctor sent me to get a biopsy and as a result of it he diagnosed me with linear scleroderma. He gave me treatment with some pills, I can't remember the name.
My problem is I feel the illness is spreading as now my knee and ankle hurt. I went to see another doctor, who ordered blood tests to see whether my internal organs are at risk. The doctor found two more spots in my back.
Right now the best treatment I have is my wife. She is my angel, and thanks to her I feel much better. Now I only have to wait for the results and see what treatment the doctor will give me.
I am not feeling very well physically, but I am quite happy. I've found that the best remedy is to give and get love. Thank you and be safe.
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Story posted 04-10-07 SLE
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