The Struggle Has Ended

Greg Hewlett passed away on January 17th after nearly eight years of battling colon cancer. While we grieve his loss, we are comforted to know that he is with his Lord.

If you would like to leave your thoughts on Greg, please see this thread.

If you would like to make a charitable donation in Greg's honor, please see this thread.

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

A little good news - bladder, stomach fine

I talked with Dr. Oeffinger tonight. Today he got with the radiologists to pursue information regarding this bladder mass that is potentially cancerous. Bottom line is that not only is it not cancerous - it's nothing! ... just an artifact that didn't appear on the original. Yahooo! In one day things moved from very very bad to very bad. I'm liking the direction.

Another bit of good news - my stomach is calming down. In anticipation of surgery, after which my doctor said I would not be able to eat for at least a week, I engaged this weekend in, shall we say, excessive bad eating. Christine said it was ok. I had a cheese steak sandwich and fries Saturday for lunch (I normally limit myself to one of these per month), pizza for dinner, cold pizza and coke for breakfast Sunday (I haven't been allowed to eat that since I got married) and chips, queso, sausage balls and chocolate chip cookies for Sunday dinner. That night my stomach was giving me all sorts of pain and trouble. Being paranoid of cancer after the diagnosis, I of course had all sorts of worries that the pain was the cancer spreading to my stomach. Well, since then I've been eating normally and my stomach is fine.


Bill Peck said...

Greg, Greg, Greg! You should have called me for consultation on your stress eating binge. You obviously have forgotten your Basic Bachelor Blowout and Barf Bonanza Binge menu. Bratwurst, Beer, Burritos, Beer, Brownies, and Beer!!
OK, when we've got you fully recovered from this little "inconvenience" we can arrange a tutorial session here at the ranch. We will likely have to ease you back on to the program, but I am sure that, after a couple of weekends, we can set you straight again.
See, hope springs eternal!!

Fran & Terry said...

We are pulling for you and praying like the dickens!! Pick your favorite cookies from the Christmas group and when you are ready to eat again, i will bake up some batches. Love you both!

John McCracken said...

Greg and Christine, we at Trinity Presbyterian Church PCA in Plano are praying for you! We love you guys and are praying that the Lord will get you through this one day at a time! Thanks for the great web site.

Pastor Arnold Wong said...

Greg, you don't know me, but my name is Arnold Wong and I pastor the Asian American Baptist Church. We purchased your old church site across from UTD - that is when I met your father.
I just wanted you to know that although you don't know us, we are praying for you and your family.
Strange that God would cause our church families to cross paths over 11 years ago - and yet it is not an accident. You have a church congregation that you never met lifting you up before the Lord.
May God's grace, power, love, faithfulness,and blessings be seen by all thru your life.
For the AABC Church Family,
Pastor Arnold Wong