Info & Frequently Asked Questions
What Exactly Is Acromegaly?
I think I may have Acromegaly, what should
Which type of Doctor should I ideally see
if I am suffering from Acromegaly?
Is Acromegaly a fatal disease?
How can Acromegaly be prevented?
Symptoms of a Pituitary Disorder (L) and common Pituitary Diseases (R):
Is her name pronounced TANya or TONya???
Both Tanya and Karen will tell you, "either, or"...but Tanya prefers the TANya pronunciation
Tanya's Birthday is November 27, 1978
What music does Tanya Like?
She likes Eminem and Aerosmith
What were Tanya's physical statistics in "The Bikini Shot"?
Tanya was 16 1/2 years old, weighed approximately 135-145 pounds and stood 5'8" tall.
How old was Tanya when she began noticing changes in her size and appearance?
Tanya first began noticing changes in her shoe and other clothing sizes when she was XXXX
Where does Tanya sleep?
Tanya sleeps in a specially made bed with a specially made air mattress to both support her weight and relieve pressure.
What kind of pain is Tanya really in?
Since her entire system is completely affected and making up it's own new rules as she grows, Tanya is in chronic pain. For example, her weight bears down on her spine and it's crushing. Her medications cause her great distress as well. Even eating is a chore for her. During Doctor visits, Tanya uses the score of "9" to describe her daily pain.
Why have the Doctor's simply removed Tanya's Pituitary Gland?
Tanya's pituitary gland has been crushed and misshapen by her original largest tumor and all the new tumors which continue to grow in tangled messes. Quite simply, the surgery to remove her pituitary gland would be so dangerous that it might well end her life.
Does Tanya eat a lot?
No. Due to many different factors, Tanya is actually rarely hungry. She has to be told when it's time to eat and how much she needs to eat. Most of the time, she prefers not to eat. This isn't healthy or even an option, especially given the fact that the amount of medication she has to take 3 times a day wreaks havoc on her stomach.
What Are Tanya's Jewelry Sizes? (most comfortable sizes)
Bracelet size 10"
Necklace size: 30"
What was the worst day Tanya experienced?
Tanya will tell you, that was the "halo" day.
What was the best day Tanya experienced?
The best day would definitely be when she got to go swimming with dolphins!
Taste Factor: German Chocolate Cake
Visual Factor: Tropical Themes in Decor'
Listening Factor: Eminem and Aerosmith
Support Groups and Blogs
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