May 5, 2009

For Those Who Met Me After The Spring 2002

Colin found some old pictures recently and I wanted to share this one.

Yes friends, that is my face. That is what it looked like until shortly before we got married. The year Colin and I were engaged, I took Accutane. I can't remember how bad it was. In fact, until seeing this picture, I imagined that maybe Accutane was a little much. Um, no. I'm so grateful for that drug and the way that it changed my skin! It's been 7 years since I completed the treatment and I have no complaints.

(I do apologize for this terrible "after" picture;
I don't want to spend too much time looking for a good picture right now.)

Thank you creators of Accutane! The benefits (at least for me) greatly outweighed the side effects. The only major problem I had was dry, dry, dry the point my lips would peel and bleed. Nothing LOTS of chapstick and moisturizer didn't help me to manage!


  1. I miss your pimples. Just kidding. I actually didn't notice them when I saw that picture (until I started reading). I just thought....that's a really cute picture- you guys look young!

  2. Oh man, I heart Accutane too! Didn't completely cure my acne, but it sure helped a LOT.

    Also, cute picture!

  3. Heather, I took Accutane as well, when I was in graduate school. It's still a little scary to think about, but that acne was so painful (physically). I hadn't thought about that in a long time!