Top
$0 of $20,000
0%
0 donations

This fundraiser ended on 01/30/13

Create a fundraiser like this

THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF KIM BODAK ARE UNITING TO RAISE MONEY HELP WITH HER BATTLE AGAINST SCLERODERMA PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

hi my name is kim bodak i have systemic sclerosis SCLERODERMA for 7 years or more been sick long time been in hospital 6 times been on iv flolan that can kill you hard time walking or standing very long, use cane but doc wants me to use walker so i dont fall because feet are turning in use foot brace to help this is a rare connective tissue disease something like lupus their are 3 kinds of scleroderma i have the worse kind losing blood flow to all my fingers and toes have to take medcation open blood vessels this affects interal organs harden of organs heart lungs kindeys and more. mines serious and can be fatal, medical bills are getting more and growing everyday . My fingers have ulcers and hurt all the time getting it everywhere i need help paying medcial bills teeth gums affected just had all uppers pulled out and 4 lowers need dentures very bad fingers turn blue white in cold know as rayaunds phenomenon had medcation pump put in bacflon in pain 24/7 hands did curl in but pump helping some please help bills are taken away our life any amout well help please donate thank you
had all upper teeth pulled because of this need help
pay on teeth work all test at clinic medcations please help

by kim bodak
Scleroderma (Progressive Systemic Sclerosis)

Oral Effects

Scleroderma is a disease that causes hardening of the skin, especially on the hands and face. In people with scleroderma, the lips and tongue can become rigid and the mouth narrows. The folds of skin around the mouth disappear, giving the face a masklike appearance. If tissues around the temporomandibular joint are affected, jaw movement is reduced. If the face is severely tightened, the resulting pressure can damage the lower jaw.

If you have scleroderma, the narrowing of your mouth and the rigidity of your lips and tongue can make it difficult for you and your dentist to access your mouth, particularly your back teeth. As the disease gets worse, it can become more difficult for your dentist to prepare dentures, crowns and appliances. Therefore, it is important to make every effort to keep your teeth and gums healthy to avoid tooth loss.

People with scleroderma also may have oral problems because of the drugs they take. Common problems are dry mouth (xerostomia), gum overgrowth and an increased susceptibility to cavities and periodontal disease.




*
View more

Supporter activity

Login to post a comment
or Login