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, January 15, 2004

Back home

But I at last with weary feet
Will turn towards the lighted inn,
My evening-rest and sleep to meet.

- Tolkein, Lord of the Rings


I feel as though I have reluctantly, yet willingly, completed a successful journey. Or at least a significant portion of the journey. Tuesday night I reclined in my own bed and slept well for the first time in nearly a month. Lyn Ragan's sister Anne and her husband Tim drove us back to Dallas on Tuesday evening. We enjoyed getting to know them and are greatful for the generous help in escorting us back home.

Pictured here are me and Dad having coffee and dessert last night. (The beard is a result of not getting around to shaving since the surgery!)

I am still quite weak and Christine still has her cold. But we are so very glad to be back in Dallas. Christine was so excited to be home Tuesday night that she actually had difficulty sleeping! My recovery will continue until the 26th, when I must return to Houston to likely begin chemo.

Incidentally, does anyone in the North Dallas area have a recommendation for a physical therapist? My doctor suggested I go to one to help regain my abdominal muscle function after these surgeries. Please email me directly if you have someone to recommend.


sarah said...

We are glad to see that you have a healthy appetite again! Thanks for writing even though you are still quite weak. It is good to hear that you are resting at home finally and working hard at recovery.

curtis frodge said...

hey frodo glad to hear this part of your journey is complete and that youre finally sleeping. ill be sure to keep you in my prayers and hopefully i will see you at church on sunday? love ya dude tell christine i said hi and if ya feel up to getting together for some coffee or something just call me 972-658-7734. God bless

richard said...

Hey man, glad your doing better and getting some rest. Its good to see that you can grow hair somewhere! Good to see your dad in the photo as well. Hang in there and let me know if I can help you in any way....other than praying for you as always. Richard

Jim Loughrey said...

It is good to see you looking so good. It is an answer to prayers. Rest well and I hope your wife gets better soon. Your dad looks great. Good luck to all. With all our prayers,
Jim & Kaye Loughrey

Craig & Maria said...

Greg, you look great! We are so thankful to the Lord that he has been so faithful to bring you through all the treatments. We will continue to pray for you daily. And hope that Christine get better. Don't be discouraged keep the faith.
Love, the Bradenbaugh's

Shannon Geiger said...

As you can see, we never made it down to Houston, and though we honestly tried to make it work, we couldn't and didn't. Please forgive us. We have been praying for you and Lysl Tyson almost nightly, as well as Evelyn, the WTS-D receptionist who also has gnarly (80s word but appropriate?) chemo treatments right now. You do look great in the photo - as all the others have said, and I am so glad Christine was so excited to get back to Dallas. Can you all have Geiger company? In small doses?
We were at Town North a couple of weeks ago and it wasn't the same without you, though your mom gives great hugs and your family is wonderful.
Love, Shannon for the four of us

Steve said...

i sent some physical therapist
info to your TI email address
continue getting more rest
and getting stronger