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.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fluid nearly gone

Went to my cardiologist, Dr. Jain, today. An echo-cardiogram showed that the fluid around heart that landed me in the hospital is "nearly gone." Really? No reasons, explanations, how it got there or why it's gone. Just be glad, I guess.  She is going to have me taper off the steroids now.  And she does want me back next week for a "nuclear stress test" due to some continued chest pains I get now and again. "That's it, then?  You fixed it?"  "We'll keep an eye on it," she replied.

Tuesday is the big strategy meeting with my oncologist, Dr. Modi.  We'll set up the plan with decisions about what's next, what chemotherapy to take, whether to pursue the head growth, whether to do trials, here or Houston, etc.

As for the elbow radiation - 7 treatments down, 6 to go.  No effects yet.  Hand still numb and weak.  Oh how I'd love to play that guitar hanging on the wall.


Bayou City Lupita said...

You will Greg! Have faith! I know you have tons of it!

Saji said...

Steroids. Huh. Now I know why you're really into baseball :-))

GTT said...

we're glad to hear about your heart . . . and praying for the radiation to kick in very soon.

love, Kristi et al. said...


Read each one of your updates in great earnestness.

Would you happen to have the sound track to the movie "Prince of Egypt"....the words goes: Many nights we prayed....

Some other old hymns come to mind. Wonder if they are available in U-tube. The suffering saints who wrote those hymns had rendered real and effective empathy that bridged me over sleepless nights:

Hiding in Thee
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Be still my soul
All the way my Saviour leads me
Jesus, Rose of Sharon....

May the healing balm in the powerful name of our Lord Jesus Christ bring your peace, joy, courage, and sweet rest thru the night.....deep sleep is good medicine, sleep like a child who has just been weaned.

Most earnestly yours,