• Prayers for Greg

    Asked by MarcieB on Friday, October 9, 2020

    Prayers for Greg

    I usually check out the What's Next Digest when I first open my computer, and I am always a little disappointed when it skips a day. But, now, I find myself being disappointed when there is still no post from Greg. It has been 20 days since he left a word here about the stomach tube craziness. I know we are ALL concerned about him, aren't we? I just want him to know that he is on our hearts.

    47 Answers from the Community

    47 answers
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Absolutely. He is the bedrock of this site. And hopefully all is going well for Greg and Donna (aka Sweetie).

      20 days ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      Yes, me too.....I continue to hope for a quick post from him. We are all pulling and praying, Greg!

      20 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      Same here. I’m eagerly waiting to hear from one of them whenever they’re up to it. Hoping and praying for the best.

      20 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I am, too. I’m thinking of him and Donna.

      20 days ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      I am devastated by his absence from WhatNext. We work so closely together for so many blog posts, but always via email. I haven't heard from Greg or Donna. They are in my prayers.

      20 days ago
    • faithfully58's Avatar
      faithfully58

      Thank you all!He's had us all worried!Dr.'s were in this morning. His blood clots are desolving and making slow progress.. Not been much to post until today.He is feeling a little better which I'll take after these 18 days.He's been sitting in chair most of the morning.Hopefully he continues to get better and stronger!! We thank you all for the concern,, prayers and anything you want to throw our way! Much love to you all.Superman is still hanging in there!!

      20 days ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      I hope all is well, or as well as it can be. I pray he is getting the help and relief he needs. It is so different without him, but I know that we all know too well how taxing this battle can be.

      20 days ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Donna, thanks for the update. Please give him our love.

      20 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Gosh, I hate to hear that you guys are still at Vandy and still facing health issues. This has been a horrible experience for you both, Donna and Greg. You both remain in my thoughts and prayers!!

      Thank you so much for the update!!!

      20 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      Thank you very much for the update, Donna. Please tell Superman we are with him in spirit. Love to both of you.

      20 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Donna, thank you for the update. Please give Superman my best and tell him I hope he can soon resume flying and saving people. Big hugs.

      20 days ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      It is great to get an update, Donna. I think of you both everyday and hope that there is improvement. It is amazing to me how much I can care about someone that I have never met. I will continue to send prayers and good thoughts to you both. Take care of yourself too, Donna.

      20 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      I feel the same way, beachbum. Donna posted a photo on the Pinboard and I got choked up when I saw Greg because it was so good to see him. I have a friend who uses the phrase "family of the heart". I think that's what we are here on WhatNext.

      20 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Bug, what a beautiful phrase. Thank you.

      20 days ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      You, are so right, Bug. Thank you for mentioning the Pinboard. I never think to look there for notices. I usually just go to the homepage and read the questions and comments there. I need to explore my horizons more.

      19 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      They're both in my prayers before and since I wrote on Donna's page a few days ago.

      19 days ago
    • Teachertina's Avatar
      Teachertina

      So glad to hear there’s improvement going on and to see him sitting up in bed with that thumbs up sign for us! Thanks for the update Donna! We want to hear more and more good news! Tell him we are here rooting him on every day!

      19 days ago
    • MLT's Avatar
      MLT

      Yes, we so miss Greg! Thanks for the news, Donna. Will continue prayers.

      19 days ago
    • TerriL's Avatar
      TerriL

      He is very much missed!

      19 days ago
    • suz55's Avatar
      suz55

      Definitely in our thoughts and prayers!

      19 days ago
    • Lorie's Avatar
      Lorie

      Greg and Donna,
      Thank you for update. Cyber positive vibes being sent for continued recovery.

      19 days ago
    • Dltmoll's Avatar
      Dltmoll

      Glad to hear there is some improvement, Donna. Keeping you both in my thoughts.

      19 days ago
    • Twinkletoes' Avatar
      Twinkletoes

      I have been so worried about him not posting anything. I am relieved to hear he is ok. I do care about him and miss his posts.

      19 days ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      Thank you again, Donna. It's like floating in a canoe somewhere without oars. Greg means so much to all of us. We worry about you too going through this with him. Try to pause and rest every chance you get.

      19 days ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      Ditto on what everyone else has said!

      19 days ago
    • gpgirl70's Avatar
      gpgirl70

      What a relief to know there is some improvement. I’ve been praying to hear a bit of good news.

      18 days ago
    • DeanaBeana's Avatar
      DeanaBeana

      Hello everyone I'm Deana, Greg's sister in law and Donna's sister. Our Superman is still fighting the fight ❤ He is still at Vanderbilt Hospital. I'm here with him tonight. Our brother stayed with him last night to give Sissy a much needed break again. Our goal is to get him back home and in his recliner soon. We thank you all so much for the prayers and well wishes. Please keep them coming. Goodnight and God bless you all!

      18 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @DeanaBeana - thank you for the update!! And for all of you who are playing tag-team. I know Donna was really glad to get out of the hospital for a respite. My husband was in the hospital only a few days, and I could only visit hours at a time, and I was so relieved when I finally got to bring him home. I look forward to the day when we learn they've gotten to go home!

      18 days ago
    • Ashera's Avatar
      Ashera

      Oh thank you sooo much for posting Deanna and sweet Donna! Same here with checking all the time. Greg has BEEN What-Next for all of us...and I can't express how much he has helped me...and so many others on our own journeys. Think of him daily and so happy he has other family around - and that Donna got a much-needed break. Aim for that recliner Greg!!! We need your wit and wisdom!!! Much love and many blessings - Pamela

      17 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      DeanaBeana, thank you very much for the update. I really appreciate it. I, too, think of Greg and Donna every day and pray for all concerned.

      17 days ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      So glad to see this update!

      17 days ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      @DeanaBeana, thank you for posting and letting us know that someone is staying with Greg to give Donna a break. I know she has been there right beside him through thick and thin, better and worse. I know she wants to be with him all the time, but even Superman's sidekick needs a break. Please encourage her to take time to fill her tank with rest, self-love and personal healing.
      I am sure Donna greatly appreciates you all for helping her out and staying by Greg's side.
      I know so many call Greg Superman, but Donna is every bit as amazing and heroic as Greg in her own ways. I cannot imagine how hard it may be to be caregiver and the person who is always doing updates. Sometimes it may feel like getting lost in the shuffle, but know that we all love your sister Donna just as much as we admire Greg.

      Much love and healing to all of you.

      16 days ago
    • wldflwrgoddess' Avatar
      wldflwrgoddess

      Its Tuesday...a day I always check to see how Greg is doing. His updates are so uplifting and gives everyone strength and faith and hope. We all send he and Donna our love and prayers. Thank you for the update. Such a challenging time.

      16 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Bug just told me to look at Tickling Cancer’s post on “Questions.” Very bad news: Greg died this morning. I’m so very sorry.

      12 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      I KNEW IT! After not hearing anything I knew it wasn't good. :(

      12 days ago
    • Twinkletoes' Avatar
      Twinkletoes

      I am so sad to read that Greg passed away. He fought so very hard and maintained such an uplifting presence for all of us. His sense of humor was remarkable and I always looked forward to his updates. I will miss him a lot.
      RIP dear Greg.

      12 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ
      12 days ago
    • wldflwrgoddess' Avatar
      wldflwrgoddess

      Ohhhh, I am so sorry. He gave so many of us such uplifting courage to fight Cancer. What a wonderful, great man. Such a trooper. My hope is that the trials he suffered through will give science and medicine the information they need to help the future. My heart goes out to his wonderful wife, there with him ...always. Rest in Peace Dear Greg.

      12 days ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      I am so sad to read this, but like others said it isn't a total shock. However, it is always hard to hear and comprehend. He was a good man and showed us how to fight till the end. I am glad that he is finally pain free RIP, Superman. You will be forever thought of and missed. Godspeed.

      11 days ago
    • MLT's Avatar
      MLT

      So heartbroken to lose such a brave comrade. You will always be in our hearts.

      11 days ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      How devastating - the world has lost another wonderful human, my deepest condolences to the family, both his and ours. Greg will live on in our hearts as one of the most compassionate and wonderful people we were ever blessed to encounter. We will miss him tremendously.

      11 days ago
    • Ashera's Avatar
      Ashera

      Oh no....
      I opened my email a few hours ago and say so many posts from What-Next...and I just knew. I worked around them, clearing stupid stuff, reading a weather report, a put off email from a sort-friend, you know...clearing everything til I could not longer ignore the dozen emails. I somehow had felt in my heart I would hear the news I just did. Tears streaming now - for our beautiful Greg and those that loved him.
      May his memory be a blessing for those who have known and loved him.

      11 days ago
    • Ashera's Avatar
      Ashera

      Greg taught grace, dignity, a quiet sense of humor even with horrible odds. Let us all remember this in our own journeys. I feel he will continue to be next to us as always.
      Love to you Donna - may the warmth of all of us and the rest of your family give you comfort. Please let us know how you are later on. You are part of Greg - Love Pamela

      11 days ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      Much love to Greg's family. I am so sorry to see this news. I suspected this was coming, but hoped like heck it wasn't so close.

      11 days ago
    • Lorie's Avatar
      Lorie

      We lost our Leader. Let us all remember his brave spirit as we go through our journeys. Will anything need to be done to maintain Greg's legacy to keep this site going? Love to Donna and family
      Lorie

      10 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Sorry to say this ,but I now I don't trust hospitals even less.God only knows if it was his time to go Home.He suffered so much throughout the years on so many occasions and kept going .Yes God is Worthy to trust 100%,but especially today (the days we're in this world is in no way to trust) We are in the last days and I hope and pray Greg was called Home ,before things get worst.God Knows what He's doing and it was best to call Greg home I guess?Yes,I hurt so bad ,because he was always there for me and everyone.Never left .anyone out in other words.He 's sure a Godly man while he was here and now he's with Jesus.

      Philippians 1:21 King James Version (KJV)
      21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain

      10 days ago
    • Dltmoll's Avatar
      Dltmoll

      I am so saddened to read this. Love and hugs to all of his family.

      10 days ago

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