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Vive LaFrance: Life as I know it

New Diagnosis

Don’t Tell Me it’s All in My Head, Doctor. I’ve known — inherently known — that I have some autoimmune issues. Seems to be an underlying factor with acromegaly. You find a line here and there in articles with some... Continue Reading →

Faith Remains

Last Monday, at the start of Holy Week, Notre Dame burned. That first day we watched in horror and wondered if all was lost. I cried that day. My heart hurt. The world watched …People posted photos of their trips... Continue Reading →

March… the Month of Appointments

I spent January and February switching my insurance to a New York provider, searching for doctors and asking friends and people I have met along the way for doctors names. Next, I started with calling the hospitals with these doctors,... Continue Reading →

But It’s Ok

After a nomadic end to 2018 we arrived in New York on December 28. Still feeling unsettled, having a to buy all new furniture – we moved in with an air mattress, iPad, computer, two mugs, two bowls and some... Continue Reading →

When the Craziness of Life is Not from Chronic Illness… This Time

Not everyone with acromegaly has their life permanently altered. What a blessing. My blessing comes in the form of strength — not physical strength but perseverance, kinda strength. You’d think life is hard enough with all of my physical issues... Continue Reading →

It’s Been an Acro-Centric Year…

Acromegaly awareness day… Once again it’s one day. What did you become aware of? Still can’t pronounce it… Acro-what? It’s still too much growth hormone but what does too much growth hormone do? Since last November first, I’ve had my... Continue Reading →

6° of Separation? Close the Gap. Start a Conversation!

On the eve of another Acromegaly Awareness Day... What has anyone learned since last year? What does anyone do? My beautiful God-sister is 22, bright, charming, ditzy at times (She’ll say I’m annoying and extra for the "ditzy" addition. But... Continue Reading →

Acromegaly: Issue 849 – Big Tongue Syndrome

Less than a month ago my husband was offered a job in NYC. We need this! ....And beyond ready to move back north. He delayed starting to be home for my tongue electrocution procedure. That would be, RF (radio frequency)... Continue Reading →

We All Need to Take a Break

  It took me a month to write about my road trip with my mom. It ran right into my long weekend away with Paul. It’s been a long tough year and "vacations" don’t usually happen without visiting family and... Continue Reading →

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