After two weeks, noticed a spot, as if someone had hit me in the back, behind the arm, and then another one in my thighs followed. I thought at first that during surgery, when I was sedated, somebody had hit me, since I have very sensitive white skin. However the marks do not disappear.
The doctor has prescribed a cream and some pills that had really adverse effects. Finally they sent me on to a laser treatment. The doctor says that he will not give me the results of my biopsy, but I feel worse every day.
I live in Puerto Rico and it seems that the illness is not known over here. Thank you for helping me out and reading about my problem.
After many tests and biopsies they have diagnosed me with Morphea. I am currently in laser therapy and I need some injections, but they are very painful, some days the pain in my arms is so unbearable that I cannot get out of bed. I am a very optimistic person and I have faith in my God, I know he will not give me more than I can take. I just hope I do not get any other spots and that I am able to overcome the illness with medicine.
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Story edited 10-30-09 JTD
Story posted 04-23-10 SLE
Update edited 04-26-10 JTD
Update posted 04-28-10 SLE
Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
Alba León is the ISN Translator for this page. She is studying international relations in Mexico City.
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