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.

Friday, July 9, 2004

Good news just got a little better

I spoke this week with Steve Wei, the physician assistant of my surgeon. My case was inadvertently presented to two different conferences (once by Dr. Hoff and once by Dr. Vauthey). This gives everyone more confidence as both teams came up with the same conclusion. The nodule has become less of a concern, because both teams studied my CT scan history and noticed that the size of this nodule has been shrinking and growing - it was smaller in Dec 2003 and Mar 2004, but was as big a year ago as it is now. They aren't sure why, but this made them all the more assured this is not a cancer recurrence. I offered to Steve that it might have something to do with baseball season, but he didn't think so. Also, the preliminary thought that there was scar tissue was a misunderstanding of some sort. The official report says all the biopsies showed normal, healthy cells.

The conclusion of the matter - definitely no more biopsies on the nodule and I don't need to go down there for three months instead of two. "October" sounds so wonderfully long from now.

AJJ.jpg Last night Christine and I got together with some family for a small celebration. We should have taken more photos, but Mark did take this shot of Avery, Jordan and Jeremy. They seem happy about the news, don't they?


Judy Kovacs said...

"Over and exceedingly above all that we can think or imagine" comes to mind. Praise the Lord!

Willeyne Berger said...

There is also a big smile on my face,
Greg!!You are certainly a miracle!!