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.

Thursday, September 4, 2003

Out tomorrow

Today, I'm feeling even better. I've also been promoted from ice chips to a liquid diet. After making sure that works for one day, I should be released. So Friday is estimated departure date. My attending doctor here has made it his goal to get me back in shape enough so that I can get to Houston. He agrees I should get back to my primary team. So immediate surgery here seems unlikely. I hope to travel this weekend. Monday and Tuesday I am scheduled to meet with my doctors at MDACC. It seems that surgery might be a good plan. I've had good response from the chemo, and to continue good response, I can't continue interruptions like this week. So colon surgery followed by resumed chemo and eventual liver surgery seems a likely route. But I'm going to count most on what Dr. Hoff says on Monday.


Judy Wu said...

Sounds like a good plan. I'll continue to pray for clear direction in this regard. Keep up the steady recovery!

Sue Hui said...

I missed having you here to continue our discussions. Don't let the speed bump discourage you. Keep up the optimism.
I am having fun learning a bit more about MIP. It is amazing how pervasive its uses are in our daily lives. I won't be a bit surprised if the doctors use it to optimize the administration of the drugs concerning dosages, timing, orders, durations, etc.
I am taking another 9 mongth long Bible study course in our church starting this Sunday. We will pray for you.
Take care!

Carl said...

Go with the confidence that God will guide your steps.

Roland Lindh said...

The Gwynedd Valley OPC, Ft. Washington, Monday men are remembering you. As we have in the past with others who suffered (and Ralph, Lisl continues to struggle with their cancers) we are focusing on calling on our LORD for complete remission and healing, not only for you Greg, but for Christine (Ralph and Lisl) also. Hold to the promise that even during these difficult days, He will not give stones to his children when they ask for bread. At the end of the trial God will be there for all of us who remain faithful.