Acromegaly Support interviews these acromegaly patients on the importance of being your own advocate.
“Acromegaly is something that requires the patient to be their own advocate.”
“I do everything that I can to try to help raise awareness and to try to advocate for others.”
“Do your research, look at websites, do some reading. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.”
“I had to do a lot of learning really quick.”
“Make sure that you speak up if something hurts. You should always be able to tell them how you feel, and don’t leave there until they understand.”
“I literally have the attitude that I may have acromegaly, but it doesn’t have me.”