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.

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Thursday, November 20, 2003

Live from room 507, it's wednesday night

�Hi!� The sharp loud voice woke me suddenly last night, sometime between midnight and one. I opened my eyelids and found myself looking into the eyes of another human hovering over me. I jumped. �I�m new nurse. How you feel-eenk?�

�Is this Candid Camera?� I wondered. I wanted to answer her honestly, but kept my thoughts to myself: �I was feeling fine, considering I was sound asleep!� It wouldn�t be the first time she unnecessarily woke me last night.

I sometimes feel like hospitals are real-life Saturday Night Live skits. Things that go on here do not need to be spoofed. This place is a spoof of itself. Maybe I was dreaming, but I could have sworn I saw someone mopping my floor with ammonia this morning at five. At around six, I awoke again to someone wheeling in a large clanging fork-lift looking object. They wanted to weigh me. I�m not making this up. Apparently, after being here for thirty-six hours, it was now urgent that they know how many kilos I weigh.

One has no choice but to take all this as entertainment. After all, television doesn�t have much to offer at five in the morning, especially considering I only get a few local channels on my room�s television. However, if I want more channels I can pay $9.95 a day. It�s called �GetWellTV�. They take all major credit cards.

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