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 7, 2009

Three more months - still stable

Hi everybody. I know it has been a long time since I wrote. I haven't been much in the mood to write. I've been continuing chemo - the moderate level - in hopes it is enough to hold the three small tumors at bay.

Today I met with Dr. Eng at MD Anderson after getting CT scans of my torso. The preliminary look (a radiologist has not yet analyzed it) showed that everything looked the same. This means things are stable and I can continue on the same path. The two lymph nodes seems about the same size and the lung nodule may have even shrunk a bit.

I asked if the criteria for surgery might have changed now that I've been stable for a year. (11 months) She thought that was a reasonable question to ask and will talk to the surgeon about it.

With this level of cancer, stable is very good. I am relieved, relaxed, and thankful to the Lord for another three months.