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.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Chemo break

Dr. Shapiro postponed my chemo a week. My white blood cell count was too low. Also, he was concerned about the intestinal pain, which is likely due to irritation caused by the chemo. He said to me, "I'm going to try to talk you into taking a week off." He thought I would resist. It is true, I didn't want to give the cancer the week off, but the doctor didn't think it would make a big difference and he wanted me more healthy to hit me with the next dose. Sounded reasonable to me. The past few days the pain has indeed subsided, and the mid-week blood count showed the white blood cells climbing quickly. So we'll start the fourth round Tuesday. I'll then go to Houston the following week for CT scans and meeting with Dr. Eng at MD Anderson.

In other news, we have three new members, bringing to 15 those who are feeling the breeze...

currytop.jpg john airtop.jpg andrew vesttop.jpg scott

Check the members page to see who they are.


Beti said...

Enjoying the before and after pictures. It's extreme makeover for some! The shekinah glory look has been in style since the ancient of days. Maybe you can get all the guys who comb their hair from the far left or far right, as if we don't know they are bald, to do "shekinah glory" style. It is so much better. Cancer humor is a genre you should take to Comedy Central.

Kelly Lester said...

Hi Greg, it's Kelly from today at MDACC. Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how nice it was to meet you. You are an inspiration to me in my own battle against cancer. Your positive attitude and sense of humor is very refreshing. If you ever need anything while you are in Houston, let me know.
Take care,
Kelly Lester