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Toni H: Morphea

“I still do not know anything about the disease.”

Cactus Flowers by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist Hi. I am in the process of discovering what scleroderma is all about.

I was diagnosed as a child with a strange skin complaint, but was given no information about it. My mother does not remember what she was told either so she has been of no help.

Then about two years ago I discovered more patches on my skin that seemed to be spreading. The skin specialist I saw gave it the name scleroderma or morphea. The treatment is cortisone cream applied twice daily. But I still do not know anything about the disease.

I am in my early forties, have eight children, and want to learn what I can about morphea. This is why I am sharing my story.

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ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Editor: Saba Sadiq

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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: Saba Sadiq

Saba SadiqSaba Sadiq is the ISN Story Editor for this story.

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