Vive LaFrance: Life as I know it

I Have an Idea… Are You Interested?

There are no real Awareness efforts for Rare Disease and Chronically Ill. If I'm wrong please point me in the right direction. (I'm talking large scale here, not those of us trying to go it alone) I want to try... Continue Reading →

Chem-Free but Bailed for Some Fun.

I had a car for two weeks... I haven't had a car of my own in about 15 years. Paul was a lucky boyfriend —gave him the brand new car I bought so I could drive up and see him —I just couldn't... Continue Reading →

A Fresh Start…

I was going to write about The "cheating" of the Rare Artist Competition for people with Rare Disease. But why? Because I need it off my chest. I'm not great at tolerating lies and cowards. People lied. People cheated. People ignored. Instead... Continue Reading →

I’ve Been Paying Attention.

Getting the chemicals out is a tough process. I mean, you just can't throw out bottles of shampoo and dish soap. You can't dump it down the sink —bad for water supply. If you throw it out —seeps into the... Continue Reading →

Maybe I’m a Fork…

It's been on my mind  —how do I articulate and hit publish… Yes, I'm chronically ill but no, I'm not a spoonie (it just doesn't resonate with me and that's ok). If I was a spoonie I'd be in the... Continue Reading →

Lucky 13

I often see articles about caregivers but they're not often by the receiver of that care. Don't get me wrong, I certainly have seen them, but most of them are lists of things to remember to thank your caregiver about.... Continue Reading →

So Aside From Some Sort of Crud, My 2017 Cleanse Has Begun!

When I started this blog on a whim and a challenge I knew it would not only be about acromegaly. Chronic Disease isn't always about the specific disease. This post is about beating the flu/cold/virus naturally.  I did name the blog... Continue Reading →

Surviving & Thriving January 2017…

It's January 10 and I never had the chance to publish my New Year's post. In an earlier post I had written that I like "flipping the calendar and starting fresh" but it is a 50/50 gamble. This year it... Continue Reading →


I found some amazing realizations during the month of November, with the #WEGOHealth bloggers challenge, in my own awareness efforts. ...And that I miscalculated my energy (which always feels as though I have none but now I have less). So, few... Continue Reading →

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