Category: My Cancer Story

Port a Cath Removal After ChemoPort a Cath Removal After Chemo

[caption id="attachment_549" align="alignleft" width="350"]<a href="/kurttasche/images/48477/port-a-cath-removal.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-549" src="/kurttasche/images/48477/port-a-cath-removal.jpg" alt="port a cath removal" width="350" height="462" /></a> Port a Cath removal[/caption] My <strong>Port a Cath removal</strong> signified a turning point in my cancer

Reversal Of Ileostomy Procedure – Finally Back To NormalReversal Of Ileostomy Procedure – Finally Back To Normal

[caption id="attachment_527" align="alignleft" width="350"]<a href="/kurttasche/images/47560/reversal-of-ileostomy.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-527" src="/kurttasche/images/47560/reversal-of-ileostomy.jpg" alt="surgeons performing a reversal of ileostomy" width="350" height="262" /></a> reversal of ileostomy[/caption] My <strong>reversal of ileostomy</strong> surgery was something I had been looking

Radiation For Lymphoma – The Next Phase In TreatmentRadiation For Lymphoma – The Next Phase In Treatment

<a href="/kurttasche/images/47005/radiation-for-lymphoma.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-509" src="/kurttasche/images/47005/radiation-for-lymphoma.jpg" alt="radiation for lymphoma" width="350" height="280" /></a> <strong>Radiation for Lymphoma</strong> is used when the cancer becomes metastatic, or spreads. Because my cancer spread from the lymph

Final Chemo Treatment – The Hard Part Is Finally DoneFinal Chemo Treatment – The Hard Part Is Finally Done

[caption id="attachment_481" align="aligncenter" width="400"]<a href="/kurttasche/images/45828/final-chemo-treatment.jpg"><img class="wp-image-481 size-full" src="/kurttasche/images/45828/final-chemo-treatment.jpg" alt="final chemo treatment" width="400" height="266" /></a> final chemo treatment[/caption] A <strong>final chemo treatment</strong> for any cancer patient is something to celebrate. Since all

RICE Chemotherapy Regimen – Aggressive Chemo For Aggressive CancerRICE Chemotherapy Regimen – Aggressive Chemo For Aggressive Cancer

<a href="/kurttasche/images/45167/rice-chemotherapy-regimen.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-457" src="/kurttasche/images/45167/rice-chemotherapy-regimen.jpg" alt="RICE chemotherapy regiment" width="300" height="447" /></a> After seeing how aggressive my cancer had become, my oncologist decided to switch my treatment over to the <strong>RICE

Ommaya Reservoir Placement For Intrathecal ChemotherapyOmmaya Reservoir Placement For Intrathecal Chemotherapy

[caption id="attachment_438" align="alignleft" width="350"]<a href="/kurttasche/images/44540/ommaya-reservoir-placement.png"><img class="size-full wp-image-438" src="/kurttasche/images/44540/ommaya-reservoir-placement.png" alt="ommaya reservoir placement" width="350" height="415" /></a> Ommaya Reservoir Placement[/caption] I had my <strong>Ommaya reservoir placement</strong> just before my small bowel resection procedure. Both

Small Bowel Resection Procedure – The Surgery That Literally Saved My LifeSmall Bowel Resection Procedure – The Surgery That Literally Saved My Life

[caption id="attachment_421" align="aligncenter" width="400"]<a href="/kurttasche/images/44231/small-bowel-resection-procedure.jpg"><img class="wp-image-421 size-full" src="/kurttasche/images/44231/small-bowel-resection-procedure.jpg" alt="small bowel resection procedure" width="400" height="356" /></a> small bowel resection procedure[/caption] A <strong>small bowel resection procedure</strong> is performed to repair damage to the

Bowel Obstruction In Small Intestine – An Effect Of Aggressive CancerBowel Obstruction In Small Intestine – An Effect Of Aggressive Cancer

[caption id="attachment_400" align="aligncenter" width="394"]<a href="/kurttasche/images/43525/bowel-obstruction-in-small-intestine.jpg"><img class="wp-image-400 size-full" src="/kurttasche/images/43525/bowel-obstruction-in-small-intestine.jpg" alt="bowel obstruction in small intestine" width="394" height="293" /></a> Bowel obstruction in small intestine.[/caption] A <strong>bowel obstruction in  small intestine</strong> is nothing to take lightly.

Maricopa County Oncology Clinic – My Next Stop In TreatmentMaricopa County Oncology Clinic – My Next Stop In Treatment

<a href="/kurttasche/images/43102/maricopa-county-oncology-clinic.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-380" src="/kurttasche/images/43102/maricopa-county-oncology-clinic.jpg" alt="Maricopa County Oncology Clinic" width="300" height="210" /></a> The <strong>Maricopa County Oncology Clinic</strong> would be my next stop in my cancer treatment. The clinic I was