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In December 2010 I was diagnosed with Scleroderma it is a very rare Auto-Immune disorder, is a chronic connective tissue disease that affects your skin, blood vessels, muscles, digestive system and internal organs. Currently there is no cure. I do not know why or how I got I just have it. This diagnosis has completely changed my life and I hid behind it mainly because I really couldn’t explain to people what was going on because I didn’t know. I felt alone because there wasn’t anyone that I knew had or even heard of it. These past years has been an emotional roller-coaster dealing with the destruction that Scleroderma is doing to my body but I know that I have to keep going to help spread the word about this. The biggest threat to my health is stress and I try to avoid at all cost because that’s what causes flair-ups and even more damage to my body. So I’ve gotten to the point to where I refuse to deal with others drama and because of this I’ve been called on several occasions anti-social but I feel my health is more important than your drama.

Just recently thru blood work I found out that it has progressed and my doctors are preparing me for really aggressive treatment plan. I will have to undergo IVIG treatment (Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a blood product administered intravenously. It contains the pooled, polyvalent, IgG antibodies extracted from the plasma of over one thousand blood donors.) once a month for five consecutive days for the next six months to slow the progression of Scleroderma. Right now I have no idea what will happen after this but I just enough strength to make it through.