Vive LaFrance: Life as I know it


Kara LaFrance Shares Her Journey with Acromegaly -   Carrying On the Fight 20/10/2020 This story was previous published on Rare Revolution Magazine for their week of Acromegaly information and stories leading up to November First. The Official Acromegaly Awareness Day.... Continue Reading →

When COVID-19 Shut Down Her Therapies, Painting Became The Ultimate Pain Medicine

GUEST POST: Originally Published on Folks. For 24 years, artist Kara LeFrance has turned to art to help control her chronic pain. But when the pandemic shut down her ketamine treatments, her painting took on new urgency. Robin Kavanaugh — August 5... Continue Reading →

When the Doctor You Trusted is a Coward

Yep I said it. Or I could say lazy and disinterested. When your answers need to come from a professional – that means a doctor yet they do nothing. It has been a strange world and I wrote this along... Continue Reading →

So It’s Been a Year….

I had no intention of not writing here, in this space. I'm am ready to come back starting with posting WEGO Health's 2019 Acromegaly Awareness post. It will quickly have a follow up because who knew... Acromegaly Awareness: You’re Very... Continue Reading →

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 →

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