Hello, friends. I'm new to this blog, but I'm not new to scleroderma. I'm an American who has lived in the UK for over 4 years now. I was diagnosed with scleroderma nearly 20 years ago, but it has not stopped me from living my dream. I am a music teacher with over 35 years of teaching experience both in the classroom as well as through private piano tuition. My "kids" are my lifeline because they bring me so much joy, even on my worst days of not feeling well enough to face the day. I've learned to deal with the challenges that the cold weather here in the UK can cause with flair-ups of my illness, and I know that healthy choices in living and nutrition can help alleviate and minimize symptoms, but it is certainly something that we cannot fully control, nor should we feel alone when we feel the worst. This is an excellent forum to share our thoughts and give each other support. I look forward to hearing all about you and your experiences.