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Vive LaFrance: Life as I know it

Don’t Cheat Yourself of Memories

My mom turned 70 in June. My dad wasn’t up for a grand tour — so he sent me!… To Jersey (thanks dad)! Yep. I’m a Jersey girl (By way of Massachusetts). My mom wanted to have coffee with friends she... Continue Reading →

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Yes, I had my Jaw Broken… On Purpose

So, what is surgery like… First of all, I did not go for a mid-line (middle of two front teeth). The list of complications outweighed the benefit for my particular situation. I did a semi-hemi 🤣 First braces and braces... Continue Reading →

Acromegaly: Issue 645: The Tale of 5 Surgeons

When health storylines approached me about being an ambassador for Acromegaly, I had already done a months worth of acro posts in 2016. All the beginner stuff. Please scroll through. You can find what you’re looking for but after the... Continue Reading →

Be Where You Are…

Before I knew I had more than just migraines I was a graphic designer (Still am —you don't lose that!). My job and my passion was working for nonprofits. I have always been artistic. I have always painted. Pain makes... Continue Reading →

Let Me (Re)-Introduce Myself

Ok, here I am. Almost a year in-between again but so much has happened. But first a reintroduction, because when someone reaches out to you because you NEVER back down from an acromegaly, tell-it-like-it-is, conversation. So here I go. I... Continue Reading →

Balance This Life — Challenge Accepted

Since it's been a while (almost a year!) I've decided to put together a post about my journey.  Can you remember the first time the pain hit? Do you remember when you realized it wasn't going to leave you alone?... Continue Reading →

First on the list, POST. Hit PUBLISH!

When you're chronically ill and you start a blog – it can be the first thing to be shelved for a bit. I haven't posted since April but they were flowing in my mind...so much to share. I had planned... Continue Reading →

4 Weeks on AIP… THIS is Fascinating!

What does body image have to do it? It has everything to do with it! ...and nothing. When you don't have control of your life (healh, finances, your body in general) and the outward sign that your insides aren't working properly... Continue Reading →

Alima Pure: Helping “But You Don’t Look Sick” Comments Come Your Way!

There are so many beauty-product reviewers out there for clean makeup looking for attention...but no one is addressing the concerns of those of us who are chronically ill, have a hyper-sensitive skin and hyper-sensitive smell (This is my biggest issue). I... Continue Reading →

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