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.

Friday, August 8, 2003

No vacation with cancer

Well, unlike what I told you in an earlier post, it turns out that we will have to cancel ... er, I should say postpone... our tenth anniversary trip we had planned to go to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Here is the cabin we were going to stay in part of the time. It was a ten day trip scheduled for late August and we had been looking forward to it since February. But to tell you the truth, we are more looking forward to getting rid of the cancer. Dr. Hoff said that with potential emergency surgery and chemo side effects, the last place I need to be is Montana. Meanwhile, we're working on a consolation vacation. Something closer by time to MDACC and for not as long. Ideas?

I went to a "dealing with chemotherapy side effects" class while at MDACC last week. One eager woman sitting up front was wearing a hawaiian shirt and a hot pink hat with a button on it that said "cancer sucks". It got a chuckle out of me.


Judy Kovacs said...

Dear Greg and Christine: I have been praying for y'all. I'm in the process of looking for a job since my friend Madeline died in January. I signed up for an MBA course which finishes in 12/04, while I'm searching for work. It has been slow-going, but I am confident that God has a PLAN! Not only for you two, but also for me. PTL!!
I'm writing now because I want to be sure you have been to NASA and Galveston Island. When I lived in Texas, M and I took several trips around the state and enjoyed learning about the history of both of those. While you're there, enjoy everything you can!!

Maria Bradenbaugh said...

Greg and Christine,
I'm sorry you won't be taking a vacation out west. I know how much Carl and Sue were looking forward to the trip with you guys. But, God has better trip planned. Wait and see!

Glen Ragan said...

Dear Greg: You could use Lyn's mothers beach house on Bolivar peninsula. It's certainly reasonably close to MDACC (closer than your house is!), and it's free for y'all. Please consider it.

curtis frodge said...

hey man bummer about yellowstone :( im not too up to date on whats good to do in texas or anything but i know san antonio is nice if youve never been there, and of course if you can do it theres always florida. im told some pretty cool surfers come from there ;) well i hope to see you some time this week man, love ya!