Out of the Hospital

Posted by Casey on February 18th, 2007


Yesterday was a good day. By noon we I was cleared to leave the hospital and go stay with my family at their hotel. It was good to hear for no other reason than that I was getting healthier, but also because I got to leave the hospital and be with my family more. By 12:30 we were leaving, and by the time we reached the hotel, I already had relatives from San Antonio (Uncle Jim & Aunt Jan) and Austin, TX (my cousin Meg) in for a little visit. It was much needed. Hospitals have a way of getting to me after a few days!

The day was filled with the best food and conversation I’ve had in a while since hospitals don’t offer much of that, so it was a much needed treat. Unfortunately, by the end of the evening it meant saying goodbye to them, as well as Jill who had to fly back to San Francisco very early this morning. I knew it was all coming, but it doesn’t make it easier. I’ll see them all again soon, though. :)

For now, I’ll just be spending a few days in the hotel, waiting for an appointment on Thursday before we’re able to start the drive back to Minneapolis that afternoon. I imagine we won’t make it there, however, until sometime Friday afternoon.

It’s great to be feel a better part of the real world, and be out of the hospital!

Love you all.

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22 Responses to “Out of the Hospital”

  1. “So glad you are out of the hospital and are healing. Can’t wait for you to get back to town! See you soon.



  2. “Healing is always easier out of the hospital… so glad you’re with your family and in a more comfortable environment. Still thinking of you every day, Casey! Love, L”

  3. "Richard and Craig"

    “Wow… you are truly an amazing and inspiring individual. We are so happy you are on the mend and about to head back to Mpls. We are looking forward to bringing you chicken soup (well it will more than likely be in the form of wine)!

    You are so blessed to have such a caring family and group of friends to be by your side. God bless them all.

    Craig says it’s a shame they had to mess with your great hair (I think he’s jealous–so am I). But, I’m sure it will all come back in as fabulous as before.

    See you soon
    With healthy thoughts,
    Richard and Craig”

  4. “Casey-

    So happy to hear you’re on the mend. Sorry I wasn’t able to come along to Houston but I figured Meg was a good stand-in! She said you look great. I hope she was able to provide some interesting conversation!!!

    Take it easy and recover quickly. Give your Mom and Dad my best.

    Love you – Aunt Lucy”

  5. “You look fabulous! I can’t wait to see you so we can finish our parade of homes :)”

  6. “Casey-You look amazing! We are so glad to know that you are on the mend. You are in our thoughts constantly. Take care and we hope to see you soon. With much affection-Sue and Wayne”

  7. “Hi Casey!
    I woke up last night thinking of you, so had to check your website. I join all the others in being thankful your surgery went so well. Your positive attitude draws the same to you from all around! Thank you for keeping us updated and you look just great! Your doctors and family are wonderful too. Harley joins me in sending best wishes for a continued, speedy recovery.

    Janet Goff”

  8. “I’m so grateful you’re surgery went well. I miss you and can’t wait to see you:)”

  9. “Well played, Casey! What a crazy, intense amazing, exhausting, awe-inspiring, incredible thing you’ve been through, and you kicked booty! Looking forward to seeing Aaron at work tomorrow and hearing how great you’re doing first-hand–and seeing you back in MN soon too!
    Safe travels back, from your back-office Target pals.”

  10. “Casey,
    We have all been thinking of you at Sublime. You continue to amaze me with your spirit and courage…as well as your ability to share the love and experience of this journey. You have a great family.”

  11. "Stacie Saunders"

    “YAY! Great news all around. We look forward to having you back in Minnesota soon. We woke this morning (Monday) to about 20 degrees and it’s expected to reach mid thirties today. Now, I know that comes nowhere near TX weather, but for me, it almost feels like Spring – ha!”

  12. "Ryan Brown"

    “It’s so great to see that you’re doing so well Casey! It sounds and looks like you made it through with flying colors. Best of luck with your continued recovery. We miss you around here, and can’t wait to have you back! Take care!”

  13. “Casey,

    I’m so proud of you, hon! You are such a giant inspiration to me! Prayers and the warmest of thoughts are still coming your way!


    Nikki (Matt Aris’ sister)”

  14. “Casey,
    This is Pablo, from Gustavus (now U o M). When I met you, you were just coming out of a bad situation, but you were one of the happiest people I’ve met. Remember our trip to Madison for Halloween? I’ll send you a pic of those days when I find it!

    I hope you feel better soon and I was really happy to hear that your surgery went well.

  15. “Hey Casey you look great & I’m so happy that your recovery is going well. I’m sure all the Texas people gave you enough hugs & kisses but here is one from Iowa. “”huuuuuug & kissssss”" that is as good as it gets from the computer!!!! I’ve been keeping Granny up to date on everything & she says Hi & she loves you as well!!!!
    Aunt Lisa”

  16. “Casey,

    You look so punk-rock! Keep up the incredible work healing and being positive…you rule!



  17. “Rock On -

    So glad to hear everything’s going well, you’re on the healing train and you’re going to be heading home soon. We all miss you here and can’t wait to see you soon.

    - Tom”

  18. “Oh Casey… your incredible recovery progress has singlehandedly renewed my faith in the world!!!! I am so very, very happy to read your updates and know that you are doing so well. :-)

    Hope your cell phone vmx didn’t cut off your little V-Day serenade!!!!

    You look tres punk!!! Can’t wait to see you sometime when you get back and rested and caught up – dog park, here we come!!!!


  19. “Casey What a week. The family is so proud of you and the courage displayed. I will try to give your dad a call tonight so maybe we can talk

    Love ya

    uncle don”

  20. “Dude: that is the sexiest scar I’ve ever seen. You’re gonna have to beat ‘em back with a stick! :o)

    Thusfar I’ve failed to mention (bad Sarah!) that Sam sends lots of love out to you too. So here’s a big “”you kick @$$”" from both of us!


  21. “Casey ~ you look fab-u-lous! I am so glad the surgery went well & that you’re out of the hospital & getting some good food! Looking forward to having you back here in MN – bring some warmth with you! I am so inspired by your courage & your openness in sharing this experience with all of us. sending you healing thoughts & hugs, Tricia”

  22. “I’ll take it a step further and say you look disturbingly like Gary Oldman in The Fifth Element. Only way cuter. Keep it up, pal. You’re amazing. And Aaron, thanks for being there to hold things together and keep all of us in the loop.”