Chicago, Illinois (United States)
Scleroderma Stories Issue 5
Please introduce yourself
My name is Alayna Roberts. I live in Chicago, Illinois. I’m 37 years old, and I’ve been living with scleroderma since 2015. I live with my cat and dog (my little family), and they’re super important to me. I work as a data scientist. I love sports, fitness, and being active.
How were you diagnosed with scleroderma?
Have your symptoms progressed since then?
How have you learned more about the condition?
What’s the hardest symptom to deal with?
What medications have you tried?
Has scleroderma affected your job?
Have you communicated with your workplace about your scleroderma?
Do you ever think that you’ll move away from Chicago?
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
How did the pandemic affect your sports and fitness hobbies?
What sports and fitness activities do you enjoy?
What else helps you get through difficult times?
Has scleroderma stopped you from pursuing anything?
What are your goals or dreams for the future?
Is there anything that worries you moving forward?
Could you please tell us about your experience with online groups?
What is something you’ve learned that you wish you knew when you were diagnosed?
What advice do you have for people with scleroderma or other chronic illnesses?
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