Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday March 16th

This is Casey writing today.  I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everybody for the encouraging comments (I read every one of them).  I also want to thank my mom for creating and maintaining this blog, it's a lot easier than texting or calling everybody I know or who is interested in my progress.

Yesterday the nurses gave me off today.  It was the first day I was not at the hospital since January 30th.  The care I get and people up there are awesome but it felt so good to not have to make that 50 minute drive to Hershey even if it's just for one day.  My progress has been slow but that is to be expected with a cord transplant.  On the positive side, my oncologist told me I was 1 of 4 of his patients not to get an infection in the 30 days after the transplant.  He's been doing transplants for 15 years and does about one a week.  I know all the prayers I've gotten from people that follow this blog and my church congregation had a lot to do with that.

Lastly, I would like to wish all of the LAC swimmers best wishes (not good luck, there is no luck involved in swimming) at the upcoming PIAA state championships at Bucknell University.  I would also like to send my best to my former swimmers as well, especially Caitlyn Karr.  For those who don't read the comments, Mrs. Karr has posted after almost every entry and that means a lot to me.

Again, I can't say it enough, Thank You so much for all of the support and continued support!!!



  1. Glad you had a nice day off Casey, Hope you got outside a bit to enjoy the nice temps!!. We will be thinking of you here at states and will try to send video as soon as I can...

  2. Well, well Casey I know you are feeling better writing on this blog and it is so wonderful to see that, of course you know where I will be expecting to see you next, right? Yes, the pool deck!!!! We are always rooting for you to keep up the fight. We are up at States and saw the Cameron's and Lapann's so far, they as well as your family will always be so special to us. Okay, well I might be busy up here but don't you fret I will be checking on you and making sure you are following the path and staying in line. Until tomorrow....

  3. Jolene Shimp-WeaverMarch 17, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    Hi Casey... been following the blog and thinking and praying for you each day. You are tough and an inspiration to all!

  4. Casey I am proud to call you my nephew!! You are an inspiration to everyone!! You are special to alot of people!! We are lucky to have you and and LAC and your friends are also sooo lucky to have you!! Keep up the fight I know it is a slow recovery and becomes frustrating at times but keep up the fight!!! Looking forward to next spring and making that UNC visit!!
    Love Aunt Sis

  5. Hooray for one day of not going to the hospital and many more to come!
    Taylor and some other LAC alumni are headed to State tomorrow to do some cheering!

  6. Okay you thought texting me today would keep me from checking this blog, NOPE!!! What an IM for Emily, wow, she is so amazing!!! Great job Casey and LAC!! How are those counts coming along by the way???/ Ok, exhausted here at Bucknell, until tomorrow, good night!!!

  7. Casey, isn't the old saying, slow but steady wins the race? I think you can apply it to your progress (but not your swimming!) Take care, you are on our minds + in our hearts.