Another step in coping up is acceptance; you have to accept that you are different now. You may not be able to do a lot of things you used to enjoy, you might not be able to travel to places where you always wanted to and there might be some activities that you cannot do anymore. Since you have this condition, you will have to take care more of yourself now. This may be sad for most of you but if you learn how to accept, things may just be easier for you.
If you find it difficult, just learn to manage what it is that is affecting you now and what you can do to help yourself. If you cannot handle it now, you can learn in time. When coping up, you need to understand yourself and your condition for you to be able to accept your condition. Your condition would be much easier for you if you manage it well.
While all may seem so difficult, it is very important that you keep your hope up with this condition and that is reasonable because some cases of scleroderma have been treated quite well and that has changed many lives. Since you have a condition, you have to remember that nothing is permanent and things can change sooner than you know it.