Vive LaFrance: Life as I know it



Find Joy

Keeping a legitimate blog takes time and extra effort for the chronically ill… I’m impressed with those who do so much. I first write it out. Pen to paper feels best. Followed by dictation in to the phone which is helpful,... Continue Reading →

Where the Heck Did Tradition Go?!

I wrote this last night. Posting is a whole other process.... After Paul and I took a walk through the snow showers I now sit here by the fire watching the snow gently falling and I’m feeling philosophical… It’s November... Continue Reading →

Faith in Healing

I always post at the end of the month – often the very last day so it counts for the month. The struggle is real. I get a lot of curveballs thrown at me. As the doctor told me last... Continue Reading →

What Did September Bring…

September brought a long awaited visit from my mommy. The current state of the world makes everything unnecessarily complicated. The week went too fast but we were so happy she was here. Wk 4…. PALILA Hawaiian forest bird I completed... Continue Reading →

I Am Fireproof

We plan, God laughs — it’s a good thought to remember. “Jesus I trust in you“ is my faithful prayer. August has had many ups and downs. My pain has been up which makes me kind of down… No not... Continue Reading →

Never Lose Sight

July has been an interesting month. We spent time with old friends and their growing families.… Hold a crying 1 1/2 year-old until he cuddles in and goes to sleep fills my soul. A wedding that was a first anniversary... Continue Reading →


What would one say if I decided it was best to listen to all these doctors and seek mental health therapy and search for the end result of meditating myself out of crippling pain? If I went, I would already... Continue Reading →

Out of Context…

In my last post I ended up in a different direction. I did mention my pain management appointment was canceled two hours before it was scheduled to begin. It was rescheduled – he was late that day. I was an... Continue Reading →

I Thought This Update Would Be Different… It’s Not.

So, the orthopod was a “hip doctor only“ stress on the only — over and over. She was very nice, understanding and thorough. She actually had me do more than “push your leg against my hand as hard as you... Continue Reading →

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