Columnist Lisa Weber and her dog Tebow are the perfect match
If a dog could have Raynaud’s phenomenon, my Tebow would be the one to have it. His tiny frame has the thinnest white coat that barely covers him. His pink skin is visible through his fur. And, like me, he’s always seeking out warm spots to cuddle up in.
Sometimes I can’t find him because he’s wedged himself between the pillows on the couch. I get it, though. I always cover myself in blankets and socks when I’m lounging around.
The therapy's effectiveness is being tested in a Phase 2 clinical trial
By Somi Igbene, PhD
The experimental therapy MT-7117 reduces lung inflammation, skin fibrosis (scarring), and blood vessel impairment in a mouse model of systemic sclerosis (SSc), a study found.
“MT-7117 demonstrates disease-modifying effects in preclinical models of SSc,” the researchers wrote. “The results of the present study suggest that MT-7117 is a potential therapeutic agent for SSc.”
Loving relationships have unique challenges when scleroderma is in the mix
by Amy Baker
A person meets their person. If they are lucky, they fall in love. They may or may not get married. Either way, they lovingly pledge for better or for worse, in sickness and in health.
Too often, the vows we speak to one another are taken for granted. We believe things will always be good, fair, and happy in a relationship. We all have our fairytale version of how a relationship should be.
ILD first found in 4% to 6% of scleroderma patients in US claims database
Creative treatments are sometimes the way to handle the phenomenon
by Lisa Weber | September 9, 2022
Start your own fundraiser, join us for a slow walk, or just come along to meet others. The choice is yours.
New Farm Park Rotunda
Sunday 9th October, 2022
11.30 am for a Midday start.
Practicing meditation helps columnist Lisa Weber reduce the stress in her life.
Fatigue is a common issue for people living with scleroderma. It’s one of the top three symptoms that bothers people living with scleroderma.
What is fatigue? People describe fatigue as feeling tired, mentally exhausted, or physically overwhelmed day after day, no matter how much sleep they’ve had or what they’ve been doing, even if it’s just everyday tasks.
The effects of fatigue can have a significant impact on your pain and can diminish your quality of life.
I survived years of being laughed at and called names because I am different
by Amy Gietzen | August 31, 2022
Scleroderma Queensland Support Group