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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Saturday, April 22, 2006

First round complete

I am just now recovering from the first round of chemo. This was as rough as any round I have had. That's why I haven't written in a while.

The week of the chemo I was very sick. The following "rest" week, my intestines would not hold anything - I lost every bit of fluid and food I could get down. As a result, I spent every day this week at the outpatient clinic hooked up to IV fluids and potassium. The doctor was concerned at the slow recovery. I was bummed because in the long term, I don't want them to stop, delay, or reduce the chemo. And in the short term, I wanted to get back to work and catch up with things at home after a week of being sick.

Things are finally better today. So I get about two days of break and then the next round begins Monday. I'm ready to go. And I am simply hoping that this past round was a fluke and not a sign of incraesed problems to come.


Cheryl & Greg Boncimino said...

Hang in there Greg and thank you for the update. We're lifting you up.
Love and prayers~
Cheryl & Greg

Madeleine said...

No wonder God gave you such a strong desire to fight before this hit and no wonder He has given me such a strong commitment to lift you up regularly and also at "odd and unusual times of day" over the past two weeks. Be assured that the Spirit of God is at work in the Body of Christ as well as in your body. May the Lord raise you up to health in this era as surely as He will raise us all with Christ-the firstfruits in the next.

fran & terry said...

praying and hoping!

Denise said...

I've been thinking of you daily and praying that you'll pull through this rough round. You're tenacity is a model for all of us, Greg. I only wish we lived closer. Love, thoughts and prayers with you, Christine.

sarah said...

We are so glad you are feeling better now Greg. Hang in there for round 2!

Henry Chu said...

May the declaration in Psalm-22 comforts and uplift you.
For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; He has not hidden His face from him but has listened to his cry for help.
It is my prayer and my wishes that one day, you will write a two part Psalm, like Psalm-22, with overwhelming joy and confidence, after the incredible affliction of part-1.

Marny said...

Greg, in Searching for info on 5-FU fanny pack I came across your blog.
My prayers and positive thoughts go out for you and your loved ones.
Sounds like you've got all the good stuff going for you!
Shalom and
Gentle as you go,
in Vista CA ...