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, September 14, 2006

Quick note about result of scans and scope

Since many have been calling and I know several of you want to know how it went today, here's a brief report.

The scope was normal as expected. The CT scans of the lungs showed things are "stable". The largest tumor, which is about 1-1.5cm, is the same length, but "may be slightly narrower." The full report wasn't even ready, so I won't have the details until next week. It was enough, though, for Dr. Eng to decide that I should keep doing the same chemo I have been doing, maybe get a little more shrinkage - at least squeeze this chemo for what it is worth as long as it holds things at bay. Only she wants me to do a lower dose or lower frequency because the side effects are beating me up. Then we'll reevaluate after some more rounds. I'm going to call and try to discuss in more detail with Dr. Shapiro in Dallas tomorrow to find out what this means and how we'll proceed. The meeting today was rather short.


John & Debbie said...

Thanks for the update Greg.

Ed & Mary Howard said...

Greg, good to hear from you. Mary and I think about you all the time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

Carl said...

You and Chris are fighting the "good fight". You are in Good Hands. Enjoy your getaway.