In this video from the Scleroderma Foundation, Glorie Ann Jaramillo shares that she was diagnosed with scleroderma in February 2014 after experiencing symptoms for two years.
Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that affects different parts and organs in the body. Glorie’s skin and lungs are affected by the disease; in fact, the skin has tightened so much on her hands that she now struggles to grip and hold things. She also suffers from scleroderma-related fatigue.
Glorie explains that she felt relief when she was finally diagnosed with scleroderma, since she could be proactive in her treatment and seek out support. However, she also says the disease has stolen her identity as she is no longer able to work or be as active as she used to be.
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