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.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A lot of bad news to swallow

Dr. Modi came by at the end of his day to meet with me personally in
my room.  "The cancer is progressing."

The CT they took of my chest looking for blood clots and source of
chest pain revealed something we weren't looking for.  "Multiple
pulmonary nodules" throughout right lung.  (That's my good one.)

Also, the elblow biopsy results show the same cancer has spread to my
arm.  Very rare site for this to happen.
These things make them suspect the fluid around the heart is
cancer-related.  They won't know that for sure until surgery, which is
looking more likely.
The focus now is on relieving the heart.  I will stay here in a cardio
room, under monitor, waiting to see if drugs can fix the fluid.
Tomorrow they make the call as to whether and what kind of surgery is
necessary to get rid of that fluid.

That's all I feel like writing now.
I love you my friends walking with me on this path.