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, December 16, 2004

Pushing the envelope

We're trying to pack up to get back to Dallas, but I thought I'd give a brief update on how the meeting went this morning...

Dr. Rodriguez-Bigas is willing to do the surgery. As he put it, he's willing to "push the envelope" in my case. The surgery is difficult, involved (probably two surgeons) and has many risks. He said two years ago he wouldn't even be having this discussion, but with the newly available chemo agents, taking out isolated metastatic tumors like this one may be worthwhile towards hope of long term survival.

I'll write more later, but surgery plans are in the works. It looks like it will be Feb 18. I think they are going to have me continue with at least two more more rounds of chemo before then.

More details later...


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Craig & Maria said...

We're so glad the surgeon said yes to the surgery. Praise God! Your in our prayers daily.
Maria and Craig