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!!!