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.

Sunday, August 17, 2003

Second round complete

Friday morning I finished my second round of chemo. The proper way to celebrate such an occasion in Texas is to stand on the nearest table, lift yer hat to the sky and declare, "yipee-aye-ay!" I never really fit the Texas mold. I took my wife out to dinner instead.

I am thankful that this round was better than the last. I was even able to work throughout this round and make some good progress on projects at work. My body's response is remarkable because the effects are expected to get worse over time. I'm a bit physically beat right now, but am glad to have a rest week from chemo.

Tomorrow morning we are headed to Houston. Christine is not feeling well, so we postponed driving until tomorrow morning. Monday afternoon and evening I have a series of diagnostic imaging tests that will determine if the chemo is working. They're going to go looking for more trouble and I hope they fail this time! Thursday we meet with Dr. Hoff to find out the results and chart the next steps. If the chemo is indeed working well, we will continue the current protocol and I will receive the intravenous irinotecan on Friday. If not, surgery and/or a different chemo protocol may be the best next step.

Thank you for your prayers.


bradenbaugh said...

Greg, we're praying that the chemo is doing it's job! We so glad to hear your doing so well with the current treatment. Hope Christine feels better.
Love, Maria

curtis frodge said...

hey guys, sorry to hear christine isnt feeling well, as usual she still looked beautifull at church. ill be praying for her to feel better and for you to get the most out of your week of rest as well as for a safe trip today. cant wait to see you again.

Carl said...

The Holy Spirit is leading you both and surrounding you. Fear not. Expect a Miracle.

Corvino Family said...

Greg, We know Paul is speaking about himself but the faith and hope are the same. (2 Cor.1:10-11) and my paraphrase.
"He(GOD) has delivered us(or you) from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us(or you). On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us(or you),as you(we) help us(you) by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many".
We're still praying for you & Christine.