Home Sweet Home

Posted by Casey on May 8th, 2007


I’ve been home for about a week now. It’s great to be back with my friends, and getting to see people I haven’t seen in a couple months (including Dad!!). It also felt a little strange to arrive here. For the first time in quite a while I haven’t had treatment to worry about. As odd as that may sound, it’s a mode I’ve been in so long that I sort of got accustomed to it. Now my focus is getting my energy back so that I can return to normal life, including returning to work, and waiting for my hair to (hopefully) grow back!

I have my follow-up appointments next week in Houston. Mom, Dad and I will be flying down on Wednesday and returning on Saturday. Thursday and Friday will be packed with appointments. They won’t necessarily provide complete results of the radiation, but they’ll certainly lay the ground work for my future scans. I’ll be having monthly scans for the next year, and will be flying to Houston to meet with the team every other month.

As part of my effort to get back to good health and build energy, I bought a bike this weekend using some of the gift money that I’ve received. I went on two rather short rides on Sunday and woke up Monday sore and exhausted. It looks like I’ve got a bit of work cut out for me, though it’s something I was told to expect. Regardless, since I can’t drive, it’s a nice way to be able to get around and not feel so trapped at my loft. I hope to use it a lot!

For now, that’s all I’ve really got. I’ll let you know more once the appointments come along. Until then, love you.



4 Responses to “Home Sweet Home”

  1. “Hey Casey-I’m so happy to hear you are done with treatments and are back home. The power to heal doesn’t only come from medical world, but also from who we have in our lives and by what I read-you have a tremendous amount of love and care around you with Aaron, your parents, sister, extended family and many, many friends! Keep that smile on your face!

    Enjoy the bike! Great weather to gain back your energy!

    You are in prayers!

    God bless,
    Kari Bruns”

  2. “Welcome back home! I’m sure it is a nice feeling to get back to some normal life in your own home, with your family and friends within close reach. Good luck on your visits next week!”

  3. "Kristen"

    “I love to bike… maybe I’ll swing by on the Greenway and ring my bell and we can go on a bike ride together? I hope to see you soon. :)


  4. "Lisa W."

    “Casey, you look fantastic! I am so happy that treatment is done and that you can begin getting back to your life. Again, I have to say that your positivity and appreciation for all that is good (even in the face of something tough) is absolutely inspiring and amazing. You and your family deserve nothing but the best from here out, and you are always in my thoughts (even if our paths cross very infrequently – I am a little jealous of the Texas crew, but I am so happy that they were there to take such great care of you!). Hope to see you all soon. Until then, I will keep checking your site and sending positive vibes your way!

    Love you, Cousin Lisa (it sounds a little hick but it seems like there are a few Lisa’s in your life)”