Vive LaFrance: Life as I know it

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 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 →

Too Much White Space (Every Designers 🙄 Eye Roll, Sigh, Grumble…)

I'm a mixed breed… I have this chronic illness that touches every single part of my life and that needs to be respected by me and anyone who comes in contact with me. But that does not take away from... Continue Reading →

When You Go AIP…

So even with all my awareness spreading (or attempts at it) I've been following the AIP diet (autoimmune Paleo). Full disclosure, after three days, I needed to add back in coffee and my essential oil digestZen blend because if you can't poop... Continue Reading →

International Rare Disease Day 2017

It's International Rare Disease Day and I Advocate for All Rare Diseases, especially my own. Please make yourself aware that typical symptoms that fall under "everything-under-the-sun" could be something more serious. What do you see when you look up Acromegaly – a... Continue Reading →

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