What a difference a year makes!

This weekend was filled with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and the anniversary of my 1st surgery!

I honestly can’t believe the difference between this year and last, and the thought of explaining it is overwhelming. That’s why I am going to use a series of photos that I think show what I want to say perfectly.

Last week I turned 27!

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Here I am on my 26th birthday…

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(March 15, 2013) I am celebrating my  first surgery…


And here I am celebrating a year later! (March 15, 2014)


This is St. Patrick’s Day 2013…


And 2014!

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I feel great and think these photos show what a difference this past year has made in my life. If you are thinking about having J-pouch surgery to cure UC, I cannot recommend it enough! In just one year I have regained my life! The only thing I regret is not doing it sooner.


5 thoughts on “What a difference a year makes!

  1. Mary!! I can’t get over how awesome you look!! Hard to believe the huge difference seeing those pictures together. We love you so much and are so excited for your future!! No regrets… Not even the waiting. It is all a part of your story!

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