Stories of those impacted by Acromegaly.

If you have experienced the changes brought on by Acromegaly, know that there is hope to returning back to a semblance of your old self through surgery, medication and / or radiation. The following patients have shared their photo stories to show - there is hope!

Jill / Medically Controlled

The photo on the left was taken pre-diagnosis. The right, is post surgery, medically controlled, taken 12 years later.

Irene / Acro Girl

Time settles into the past, I look upon myself and realise that's not me, I am the present of the woman I am now. Surgery changed me for the better, someone I like. Not the Acromegaly girl, the one I didn't know. Alis volat propriis "She flies with her own wings".

Christi / The Good

Christi has been medically controlled on Somatuline since 08/2014. The first photo (L) was taken Jan 2014, just a month and a half before surgery. The photo on the right was taken 2-1/2 years later.

Rochelle / Unstoppable

So much has changed for Rochelle since her surgery! Weight loss, appearance, and energy levels! She is unstoppable! Rochelle had surgery in September 2010 and has been in remission since. 

Carole / Medically Controlled

Elise Marie is medically controlled on 90mg of Somatuline every 6 weeks. The picture on the left was taken before surgery in November 2016 when the doctors removed a 14mm tumor. The second picture was taken July 2017. 

Traci / Moving Forward

The picture on the left was taken in 2007, prior to Traci's diagnosis. The picture on the right shows Traci as she looks today. Traci has been medically managed since 2009.

Melissa / In Remission

Melissa's surgery was September 7, 2016. Her tumor was successfully removed and she currently not taking any medicine. 

Acromegaly does not define us. We do not let our diagnosis hold us back from living a full and enriched life. Some have found passion, purpose, and inspiration through their diagnosis. These people bring inspiration, and we call this our "Faces of Hope".

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