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, December 11, 2003

Twelve Days of Chemo

On the twelve days of chemo, my doctor gave to me...

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Eleven nurses griping
Ten I.V.�s beeping
Nine-year financing
Eight nights a-barfing
Seven aides a-calling
Six hour delaying
Four empty words
Three weak grins
Two port-o-caths
And a bed pan in which to pee.


Madeleine said...

one only wonders what Job could have done with the tunes of his day! the sense of humor can be a pretty great safety valve . . . thanks for sharing!

Syd said...

I absolutly laughed until I cried. I read it to everyone at work here at MCI. They think you are amazing and are praying for you. They especially were intriqued at Frosty on drugs :-/

Nils said...


Carl said...

God may have allowed a lot of troubles to befall you, but he sure gave you a whale of a lot of gifts. If you're not a poet,and a natural born humourist, I'm not a yankee.

Denise said...

greg, I love it! I'm printing it out and passing it around. we will miss not seeing you and Chris this Christmas. Thanks for sharing your amazing sense of humor!

Judy said...

Bravo! I actually sang the tune out loud. I'm going to forward it to some of my patients.

Maria & Craig said...

Maybe you should submit this new song to the Hospital and they could sing it to their Chemo patients. I know alot of people would be a real kick out of it. God has really blessed you with a good sense of humor. Thanks for the e-mail.