Buck Cash

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Date registered: June 24, 2013

Latest posts

  1. A Bit Of A Medi-Lapse — March 28, 2015
  2. Clear PET, Crippling Meds — February 19, 2015
  3. Long Time, No Update — January 23, 2015
  4. 4 Month Checkup — October 14, 2014
  5. Another Happy Father’s Day — June 14, 2014

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Oct 21

12 Year Anniversary With Cancer

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10-20-2013 – Another month since the last Karmanos visit, and another year with cancer. Every year in October, I’m reminded that it was nearing Halloween when I got so deathly ill and found out I have cancer.  It’s always struck me as an interesting coincidence that this time of the year, with the ghouls and …

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Sep 17

Karmanos and My Sore Thumb

Hilltop Restaurant Elk

9-17-2013 – Well, another 28 days has gone by since my last visit to Karmanos, so it was time for another trip to Detroit yesterday to assess how things are going. My appointment was at 9:AM, so mom and I left early on our road trip; about 3:45 AM, actually.  Traffic snarled us up as …

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Aug 20

One Month With Clinical Trials

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8-20-2013 – It’s now been one month since I got into the clinical trials for Ibrutinib, and that meant going down to Detroit to visit my doctor at Karmanos Cancer Center.  Last time, that visit took nearly a week from start to finish, but this time we were in and out in a single day. …

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Aug 02

Immunization Schedule Cancelled

8-2-2013 – Got the result of my queries with the staffs at my oncologist’s office and the folks down at Karmanos heading up the clinical trial I’m in on the question of whether or not to continue with my immunization schedule. As you can probably tell from the Headline of this post, it’s cancelled for …

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Aug 01

Immunizations and Bike Rides

photo of Buck's bicycle

8-1-2013 – Hi again! So, part of my road to recovery after the stem cell transplant is getting immunization shots, just like when we’re kids.  I had to wait a few months after the transplant to start that, and had my first ones almost two months ago.  The plan was to get more every two …

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Jul 23

A New Drug

Photo of Ibrutinib drug

7-23-2013 Quite a lot’s happened since my last update which, in a way, is why I haven’t had an update recently. First of all, I learned WordPress at Lynda.com, where I do most of my online learning these days (actually, for the past several years), and decided to move all my old journal entries and …

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Jun 06

6 Month Stem Cell Transplant Checkup

Photo of Big Boy Restaurant by Buck Cash

6-6-2013 – It’s now been 6 months since my stem cell transplant, so it was time to visit Karmanos in Detroit again for a checkup. Mom and I took a ride down on Tuesday morning and got to the Detroit area about noonish. We picked up my sister Trudy and went to lunch at Checkers …

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May 21

Colonoscopy Day

Polyp 0116, originally uploaded by Buck Cash. Okay, so today I had my first ever colonoscopy. Seeing as how I’m 54 years old, it’s a common thing for guys my age anyway, but mine was triggered by something spotted on my recent PET scan, which was a follow-up to my Stem Cell Transplant for my …

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May 10

PET Scan Results

Egg Coloring 3280, originally uploaded by Buck Cash. Went to see the Doctor on Wednesday to go over the PET Scan results. To get straight to THE point, no cancerous activity spotted, so the remission is ON, BABY! It did show a couple other areas of activity though. One was my sinuses, which are showing …

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May 03

PET Scan

Stranded Spider 2282, originally uploaded by Buck Cash. Well, here we are a couple months after my last post. Not much has happened medically in that time, until yesterday, when I had another PET Scan. It’s an easy procedure; Go in, get an IV, they inject the radioactive isotope marker into the bloodstream, give you …

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