My doctor did not deliver any good news this past Wednesday. I have a rare condition called scleroderma, which is a chronic connective tissue disease. The symptoms vary greatly from person to person, and the effects can range from very mild to life-threatening. There are two main types; my doc will know which one I have when he gets the results from the skin biopsy and blood test he ran. He said they should take 3-5 days, unless he has to send the results to the Mayo clinic for a consensus.
There is no known cause and no cure for this disease, but there are treatments available. We are praying that I have a mild case.