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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tests and surgeon appointment this week

I have completed my four rounds of chemo since the last scan. It was tough going, but I made it. Christine's pain condition only seems to persist, even worsen. We're a pretty pitiful pair.

This Thursday I'm going to get some scans at MD Anderson to see if the chemo is effective. I meet with the surgeon, Dr. Hofstetter, that afternoon to see if he thinks the two lymph node tumors are rescectable. I'll likely just fly down for the apt and conference call with Christine for the appointment. The doctors continue to talk as though it is a long shot, so as not to get up hopes, but at the same time, they say my situation has been unique and they are open to the possibility. Dr. Hofstetter does not need the radiologist to read the scan, so I'll meet with him right afterwards on Thursday afternoon to get the results.

Some of you wondered if I got the prosthesis. I guess I was not too clear in the blog, but yes, I did. I am getting used to it and still need to go back for a couple of days for some more adjustments. Overall, I'm very pleased and comfortable on it.

It has finally cooled off here in Dallas. I went out back on the porch for a long sit this afternoon. Just sitting looking at the grass. Time flies when you are lost in empty thoughts. I love grass.