Friday Update

Posted by Casey on February 16th, 2007


It’s Friday, the 16th. And with a little bit of luck I might be getting out of the hospital sometime tomorrow. The first sign — I got the turbin removed! You can sort of see my scar that runs a good part of my head. There are a LOT of staples holding me together.

I’m a little bit dizzy today… it’s the first day I’ve spent more than just a couple minutes sitting up in something other than my bed. I also took a shower, which felt very nice. All of this probably caused the dizzy spell. Either way, I’m enjoying it. Aaron and Dad are reading, and I’m just checking in on emails. There are too many to respond to, so this is the best I can do for now. Just know that I love you all very much and can’t wait to talk to you very, very soon! :)



16 Responses to “Friday Update”

  1. “Casey – You are my miracle guy. I’ve still got my angel penny on my key ring to remind me of you and how blessed we all are to have you get through this with such shining results. God bless! See you soon for lunch with Aaron. Luv ya!”

  2. “Welcome back Casey :) :)


  3. "Cousin Lisa"

    “You are looking like a prize fighter, Champ! Your spirit and strength are amazing and inspirational, and it looks like you have a full army of support rooting you on from all of the wonderful comments. Thinking about you often and wishing you and your family all of the best!

    Love you! Lisa W.”

  4. “Casey – you’re lookin good – kinda looks like you’re wearin a toga – are you???
    Love ya”

  5. "Joyce Aarsvold"

    “Hey Casey,

    Just want you to know that you’ve got prayers coming from Gustavus, too; along with all kinds of positive thoughts heading your way. You are such an amazing person – so positive and resilient – no matter what gets tossed your way! We are so relieved the surgery went well, and that you will be heading home soon.

    God bless, Joyce Aarsvold”

  6. “Don’t worry about being dizzy, some of us are just that way all of the time! :) Good to see you up and about, although you look a bit stern in your picture today. We’re keeping you in our prayers! ~J”

  7. “Hey Casey:

    I just want to say I have been both amazed and inspired by these last few days. Before you left I feared what might have been taken from you in an unfair horsetrade to beat this thing, but instead what I’ve seen was your courage and grace in facing an extraordinarily difficult situation for which there was no certain outcome, braving it all with a positive outlook, and coming through it healed. No doubt it’s still a road ahead for you, but you’re living proof of what’s possible, and an example of how to face all that is uncertain in life. God bless!”

  8. "Richard & Craig"

    Being dizzy may not have been an effect from the surgery honey! We are so happy you are doing well. We’ve been thinking about you. Tonight we are toasting you with a glass a wine (and a trip down to Ala Salsa). We’ll check in with you tomorrow. Sleep well.
    With much love and support
    Richard & Craig”

  9. "doe and tex"

    “hey case. looking devilishly handsome as ever…although i’m somewhat disappointed to not see that gorgeous bald head you promised us the other night. must have been the o’douls talking. so happy (and relieved) to hear that the surgery went well. we miss you in minneapolis and anxiously await your return. give a shout out to houston for our boy brandon. much love, doreen and tex.”

  10. “Oh I am so excited to hear you are back on that precious (not to mention gorgeous) MacBook Pro! I hope all goes well and you are able to leave the hospital tomorrow. That would be fantastic….and get you hopefully one step closer to getting back to Minny. See you soon.


  11. "Felice Martin"

    “Donna and I send our love to you and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Its great that you are recovering and you’re determination is just amazing.


  12. "I love you...Jen"

    “Casey, Wow… I am sooo amazed by YOU…you give sooo much meaning to my life. I love you tons….Jen”

  13. "Jim Taglauer"

    “Hi Casey,
    You don’t know me, but Aaron and I went to college together, and has been of the greatest people I’ve ever known in my life. You make him so very happy from the IM’s we’ve shared over you, and I’m so happy that you get him in your corner and there to help you through this. This too will pass, as all the positive words have told you… and in the end, he’ll be right there waiting to take you to some stupid concert, or ask you how you like his newest random shirt…or maybe even to ask you to a restaurant you’ve never heard of because he thinks YOU may like it…any of that sound familiar?
    Stay strong, heal well, and come with Aaron to DC at the end of the month so I can meet you!”

  14. “Hi Casey,

    You look HOT! :)

    I cry every time I read a post here. It’s all so amazing and awe inspiring. Everything from the nasty circumstances that landed you there to the brilliance of the doctors and nurses tending to as well as your miraculous spirit and that of those around you.

    You rock my friend. You really ROCK!!!!”

  15. “Casey,

    It is wonderful to hear that your surgery went so well and that you are recovering so quickly. You have been in my thoughts all this week and I hope see you out enjoying life again very soon. Joe W”

  16. “Hey you. It’s been far too long since I’ve seen you. Give me a call when you feel up to it… Lots of news to tell you. I am so amazed by how you deal with everything that challenges you in life. You are a marvel! Lots of love to you all – I’ll see you soon. Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting and treating you and to you, for being you. x

    P.S. Thanks to Aaron for the updates!”