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Sue M: Morphea Scleroderma

Translated from Spanish

Red Berries for Sue by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist 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!

To Contact the Author

Sue M.
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) Esclerodermia
(Español) Historia: Sue M, Morphea

ISN Translator: Edwin Lamoli-Torres

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.

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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