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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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

What's next

As the pain fades from my previous lung surgery, my mind turns to the next item on the agenda. The odd thing is that there is none. No more "trouble spots" need to be dealt with. I feel like I'm a space walker floating out where I should not be. I am thankful. And I do trust that God has somehow brought me here in his wisdom, but part of me does not feel completely safe. I wish I were back on earth.

Tomorrow afternoon I meet with my surgeon and my general oncologist. What will they tell me? Will they suggest more chemo? After all, they still believe the chances are high that there are still small mets out there that haven't yet surfaced. But even if there are, chemo may not be the best choice right now. At the same time, they have expressed some hope that this could actually be it; that they've pruned the last bugger. That is my prayer.

We'll see what they say.


Kurt said...

Great to see you on Sunday, Greg... we'll be praying for you. Come visit SF soon!

Don Cole said...

It is my prayer as well Greg. We continue to pray for you. May God be with you and Christen.

Fran said...

I join you in that prayer.

Jenny said...

God's blessing to you in this time.

Henry Chu said...

Greg, Wonder what does the Lord tell you after you prayed? I am sure that when we pray as intensely for guidance as we did before surgery, a clear answer will come to you, as did with Daniel. Though the reply sometimes may be delayed, but when the answer comes, it will be really clear. I need to do the same for so many questions in my own life, but lagged due to the snare of life.
Wonder if you will consider doing any or all of the following: (the same thing I need to do)
1. Take a relaxed walk everyday with Christine, cout every blessings and supplicate for the needy as you all trod along. 2. Everyday sing some praise songs along with your guitar and harmonica. I do not remember if you play the piano or not. 3. Embark on a healthy, delicious and nutrtious dietary. May want to consult a dietitian. 4. May be give Tai-Chi (shadow boxing, the slow motion martial art) a try. I have heard so many good report on how it helped to strength people's health.
Praise the Lord for your current state of health. Your out of this world feeling reminded me of how clean I felt on the day I casted all my sins upon Jesus, after a week long, Holy Spirit stirred, remorse and confession.
Dear bother, our God has taken you this far, I am confident that He will carry you the rest of the way with power, joy, and fruitfulness for Him, ie from you will swell up a spring of living water, till eternity (as promised by Jesus). So be courageous and be of good cheer.

Carl said...

And I pray your prayer Greg, in Jesus's Holy Name

Annette said...

My prayers are with you Greg!

Lynn Scroggin said...

I pray for you also Greg. Enjoy your health. Each of us learns to cherish it in a different way. This has been God's plan for you all along and it is hard for you to accept this feeling of being unfettered by your disease. Praise the Lord! Lynn Scroggin (Tualatin Pres. Church)

Kim said...

Greg, what an inspiration. I have followed you from the beginning of my battle with stage 4 colon cancer. Last week I had my 5th surgery. Unlike the 4th one, this one was successful. I am now contemplating what the next step should be. I, like you, have had an infinite amount of prayers and love throughout. I pray for your continued good health and I ask you to do the same for me. Love..........Kim

John said...

Greg, I hope you still feel the tug. We are all pulling for you.

Bruce Grantham said...

"Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy,
Now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will set him in the safety for which he longs."
Ps. 12:5 NAS