Hello, my name is Dale Tarrant and I currently live in Anderson, South Carolina. I am a US Navy and Army National Guard Veteran. My story begins in late September – early October of 2014. I was 53 years old at the time and had been experiencing some abdominal pain for...
Art of Survivorship Speech
I was asked by Missouri Baptist to be a speaker for their Art of Survivorship night back in October 2015. Here goes my first time to speak publicly about Cancer and how I feel about it. Survivorship…Surviving…coping Liza’s way. I find myself jumping into the deep end,...
The Call That Changed Everything
My stomachless journey started with a phone call. I don’t not remember the date, but I remember the call. It was from our youngest sister telling me through tears that she had breast cancer. At that time I had no way of knowing that a few months later there would be a...
Taking Her Power Back
After Heather’s mother passed away at age 44 of gastric cancer, and losing her grandfather to this disease, she wanted to do everything in her power to be proactive about her health risks, especially for her husband and daughter. At the age of 30, she was referred...
Getting the Wright Advice
When faced with Total Gastrectomy, after a diagnosis of Stage 1 adenocarcinoma which was prolific throughout my stomach, I immediately thought of the Surgeon who I thought would be the best to perform this surgery. I am an Administrator at a Home Health agency but I...
I Kissed Goodbye To My Stomach
In October last year, I met with a genetics department to find out if I had inherited the CDH1 mutation. If somebody had told me back then, that in less than twelve months I would be living a stomachless-life, I wouldn’t have believed them. Since that very first...
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