It is incredible for me to look back over this last year and see how far I've come.
I have to say, today I was in an especially good mood. A year ago, I was going into and coming out of surgery. Today, I'm basically healed and having a great time at college.
Someone challenged me to keep my hospital bracelet on for a year. And because I can't turn down a challenge, I wanted to try. And I did. It had an orange plastic covering around it, so it held up pretty well (until near the end when I had to start taping it). People tell me that's gross, but if you think about it, it got washed 43 times a day when I would wash my hands. So it's not. That day I celebrated by cutting off my hospital bracelet.