Hi! My name is Sue. Three years ago, some strange blemishes appeared on my chest. I consulted my gynecologist, thinking that it was a problem in her field of specialization, since I felt that my breasts were hard to my touch. She (my gynecologist) sent me to see a dermatologist. After having a biopsy made, I was told that I had morphea scleroderma; condition which I had never heard about.
At present, I have blemishes on my face, chest, hips, feet and arms. I have tried various medical treatments but none have been effective. The condition has spread quite rapidly. A doctor, who is a friend of the family, has recommended a homeopata.
At this time, I am being treated by natural means, although I do not know whether it will work or not; but it will not hurt to try. Well friends, I will continue with my treatment; if it works, I will gladly let you know.
Anyway, I believe I am fortunate, since the type of scleroderma that I have is benign. There are cases and other ailments much worse. Cheer up and a big kiss!
New email address needed 09-14-06 SLE
Old Email Prefix: paniagua77
Story translated 06-04-05 ELT
Story edited 06-04-05 JTD
Story posted 06-22-05 SLE
ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Editor: Judith Devlin
(Español) Historia: Sue M, Morphea
Edwin Lamoli-Torres is the ISN Spanish Translator for this story. He is a retired professor from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, where he taught English as a second language.
SCLERO.ORG was the world's leading nonprofit for trustworthy research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses from 1998 to 2021. It was a grassroots movement from the original Scleroderma from A to Z web site, which was founded by Shelley Ensz. We were a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based public charitable foundation. We closed this web site and our nonprofit agency in April 2021.