Hi There!

Photo of Buck in a hatHi there!  Welcome!  I’m Buck, and I’m responsible for this mess!  LOL!  Yes, it’s true: The Buck stops here!

This is the place where I keep friends, family, and anyone else who’s interested, up to date on my health and medical progress with the Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma I was diagnosed with back in October of 2001.

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a blood cancer for which there is no known cure at this time, but so far it’s been manageable for me these past 12+ years, and I don’t let it bring me down at all.  Life is GOOD and I’ve had a GREAT one, so no matter what, I’ve already WON!!!

Throughout my blog, you’ll find medical information, humor, cartoons, photos, a very positive attitude, and a love for life and the people around me.  What you won’t find is depression, crying, feeling sorry for myself or complaining that I have this disease and have to deal with it (I WILL complain about health insurance from time to time though!!).

I hope you find something useful or uplifting in it, and thanks for stopping by and checking up on me!

All the best to you and yours,


A Bit Of A Medi-Lapse

3-28-15 – This past month or so since my last update had a few notable things happen. The first is that my daily chemotherapy drug, Imbruvica, stopped being delivered.  To recall the situation, the drug costs about $11,000.00 per month, which is kind of expensive.  Since I don’t have anywhere near that kind of money, Johnson & …

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Clear PET, Crippling Meds

2-19-15 – I had my PET scan as scheduled, and saw my oncologist yesterday about it.  She said it was all clear, went over the day’s LABS, gave me the regular exam, and said she’d see me in another 4 months, on Thursday, June 18th.  So, still in remission here. Today, I saw my regular …

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