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.

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Friday, June 13, 2003

OK, <i>now </i>they have the goods

I wish I could report more, but today I did get a refreshing word that the GI department at MD Anderson now has all the reports and films they need to begin clinical review, "to see if there's anything they can do for me."

I guess that means they will determine whether they think that it is necessary to go down there. Hard to say. But I do think I'll get an appointment. One interesting note... the referral nurse at Anderson told Cali, my patient advocate, that "UT Southwestern was a good place for me to be." Was she doubting the necessity of this referral? Jaffe doesn't think so!
I am supposed to hear the reply Tuesday or Wednesday, when they will call to schedule an appointment. "Maybe", she said, "they will call as early as Monday".
Tonight, Christine and I went to the Magnolia Theater to enjoy Spellbound, a highly acclaimed documentary about the national spelling bee. It is hard to imagine that a story of eight youngsters studying dictionaries and winning regional bees could be so riveting, but the reviews were great and I have to admit it was as engaging as anything I've seen in a while. It was about patriotism, the problems of urban and rural life, illegal immigration, contentment and competition, and various views of success. Best of all for me, it kept me from thinking about cancer for a whole two hours.


sue said...

The wheels are turning albeit alittle too slowly for our liking. Can you imagine what it must be like without having such an advocate! ...and so many prayers! and your constant follow up!
I'm glad you two could find a distraction...
Are you feeling a little better after the second infusion? Is sleep still an issue?

Mac and Charlotte McKenzie said...

We are monitoring "Greg's Place" every day and marvel at the progress you are making in confronting this latest scourge.
You know,of course,the Miller-Hewlett genes are capable of defeating any and all problems that confronts them.
We well remember your first battle--and like that one, this enemy will be defeated. Good luck at MD Anderson. We know you will make the right choice for treatment. Love to all the family.
Mac and Charlotte