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, January 9, 2008

Finally, round three

Again on Monday they deemed me too sick to take chemo. But today, we're on. It's been 28 days since the cancer last saw the chemo. It's in for a surprise this afternoon. Shock and awe, baby.

This is the last round to include Avastin. Then, in 14 days, I'll take another round with no Avastin. Avastin affects blood vessels and thus cannot be used near surgery. The earliest I can have surgery is 8 weeks from today.

I will go to MD Anderson after the next round to see if I can do the surgery. Then, if they decide to operate, we'll have to wait until the first week of March at the earliest for the actual procedure.


sarah said...

I hope your body takes well to these next two rounds. We will be thinking about you and Christine.

Josh Geiger said...

Shock and awe - I'll be praying for it!
Josh for the Geigers

John said...

I like it, Shock and awe. Hang in there.

David & Liliya said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling well enough to get sick again. We continue to pray that God will bless you and Christine and give you strength to persevere, and that He will continue to shock and awe you with His presence!

John & Debbie said...

Shock and Awe, it'll never know what hit it. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and Christine!!

Robin said...

Hang in their Greg! Things sound like they're getting better and better! Stephen and I pray that you, your family, and your friends have many more times to make beautiful music together. Costco blues rule!