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, August 5, 2003

The movement

I really hate to talk about the bowel movement, but this story needs to be told...

After the colonoscopy and barium enima last Tuesday, nothing had been heard from my digestive system. Food went in, nothing came out. The low fiber diet was probably a cause, as was the fact that these tests required the complete emptying of my system. By yesterday, my doctor became quite concerned, as did I. After all, the biggest fear right now is obstruction, which is dangerous while on chemo. It was getting scary.
The good news is that this morning, my system showed itself once again to be working. Now many of you know that parenting is the only other occasion where one might exclaim joy at the occasion of a bowel movement. To be silly, Christine called up her father, who was concerned with us at the dangerous situation, and exclaimed on the voice mail, "G-pa, Greggy made a poopy this morning!" She became horrified with embarrasment when she realized that she had just left that message at the wrong number. She laughed as hard as she ever has.
Perhaps some stranger out there is rejoicing with us.


Curtis Frodge said...

"you know why i like you greg? cas youre a regular guy, thats why i want you to stay that way..." can you name that quote?
well know this my friend, i am laughing with you both!! lol that has to be one of the funniest things i have ever heard. :) i think God just planned that to lift your spirits, His sense of humor is much better than any comedian ever, yes even the late, great chris farley. well i hope all is well my friend and that things are running smoothly. sure miss you both, its good to hear from you as usual.

Nils said...

Glad to hear things are coming out okay.

John Ciavola said...

Every time I see a baby ruth, I'll think of you.

Steve Vanderhill said...

Greg, we have been praying for you and Christine. We didn't know what forms the answer might take. The Lord has his surprises!

Cody and Julie said...

Greg, reading your poopy story was a great way to start the day! It was the first thing I read this morning! It was stinkin' hilarious! :) Concerning my morning reading and your potty schedule, it seems we both should follow the advice of Spurgeon in the title of his daily devotional, "Morning and Evening". :)

Steve said...

"G-pa, Greggy made a poopy this morning!"
absolutely hilarious !
laughter is good medicine
seriously, glad that your system is working again

josh geiger said...

Congratulations, Greg!

Richard said...

Now I need to change my schedule.
I have been in the habit of checking this site at work while eating lunch at my desk. I think I will switch to evenings from home.
Way to .. er ah .. go, Greg.

Mark Fletcher said...

Greg -- thanks for making me laugh! Good going on your poopy.