Hello , i have scleroderma and i am very shy. I don't have many friends (about 3) and now i am homeschooled and i don't really talk to them after i was diagnosed. I didn't ever tell my friends that i had scleroderma even though i knew they would still be there for me, i just was afraid to tell people because if i told someone then it would be real it would be a part of my life and it would be out in the open. I really do want to tell my friends but i have kept it a secret for almost a year now and i'm worried they will be mad at me for not telling them sooner. I only told one friend of mine that i was friends with since we were two, i only told him because i was admitted into the hospital on his birthday and i had kept it a secret even from him for over 5 months. How should i tell my friends and start to accept this as my life.