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.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Surgery scheduled for Sept 19

After meeting with my clinical and surgical oncologists Monday and Tuesday, it is clear that the unanimous decision is to go forward with surgery to remove the colon tumor. The surgery will be the morning of September 19. After surgery and recovery, I will resume chemo to shrink the liver tumor. Liver surgery will then be at some future date. The hospital stay for the surgery next week is typically 5-7 days, followed by home rest for 2-4 weeks.

I am currently in Houston, staying with our good friends, Pete and Sally Rasmussen. Should the unfortunate situation arise where I become blocked again before surgery, I want to be close to MD Anderson rather than be in Dallas.

Christine is in Dallas recovering from her serious migraine attack last weekend and will hopefully join me in Houston today or tomorrow.


curtis frodge said...

hey man i already put it on my callendar, i will be praying for you! i miss you hope you are enjoying your time with your friends there in houston. studies move on here, doin pretty well and making friends. hope to hear from you again on your condition and everything else if time permits for you. just know i am praying for you and i love you both.

sarah said...

Glad to hear you are closer to Houston. We are thankful that you have such great friends there to stay with. May your week before surgery be uneventful and calm! We will all be praying for you on the 19th.

Steve Burket said...

Greg, My wife Gaylan and I read your postings weekly to check on your progress. We keep you in our thoughts, and hope that the next week proves to be uneventful, and that your surgery goes easy squeezy :) (as a friend of mine always says).

Bob Buck said...

Greg & Christine,
Best Wishes from back East (Bethlehem, Pa) and the Eastern Amputee Golf Association. Your father in law, Carl brought me up to date as to your new battle with cancer and told me of your Web Site. I will be thinking of you next Friday as I conduct one of our "First Swing/Learn to Golf" clinics for people with disabilities (Remember hitting golf balls in the rain?). Over twenty amputees will be attending my second to last clinic this year. Should be a great time.
Greg, keep your chin up and head down and think about being back on the links soon. You both will be in my prayers. Have a successful surgery and may God bless you.
Bob Buck - Executive Director - EAGA

Cynthia Andrews said...

Greg, I am sorry to hear of all the recent events. I'm glad that you did go to the hospital in Dallas and that you returned safely to MDACC. I am also releived to know that they put you on TPN. As you know, that is my specialty at MDACC. I hope that you are taking in a fair amount of calories and protein to ready your body for surgery. Are you still on the TPN? I hope so. If not, I will see to it that you are after surgery for sure! Please take care of yourselves and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Who will be coming down for your surgery? Tell Susan and Julie hello for me. See you soon. I will be back at work on Tuesday and then again the following weekend if anyone needs anything.

Maria Bradenbaugh said...

Greg, we are praying for you daily and pray they there won't be any problems with thecoming date of surgery. We know that you are in God's hands. What better place to be.