Category Archive: Remission

Sep 16


9-16-04 Well folks, this is the 60th entry in my cancer journal. Boy, time flies when you’re having fun, eh? Hehehe… It was 3 years ago next month that the mud hit the fan and landed me in a hospital with the news that I have an incurable cancer called Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Who’dathunkit??? Sure enough, …

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Aug 08

Adventure Man!

Image of Buck hiking

8-8-04 Hi everyone! Didya miss me? LOL! Well, I guess I’m just hard to catch! Especially with my new backpack strapped on, I’ve been off and RUNNING! I’m still doing fantastic here, and I’ve been off having adventures this summer with my daughter, Casey. You might recall from the last update that I had a …

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Jun 14

Hair I Am!


6-14-04 Hey there everyone! Long time no write, eh? Sorry about that, but you can probably guess why. I’ve been feeling great and out having FUN! You know what they say… Life is short. Play hard! I finally got around to visiting the Big Sur area of California, and what a beautiful area! It was …

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Mar 29

Twice as Nice

3-29-04 You know what’s twice as nice as going into remission? Going into remission AGAIN! I got a call from my doctor today. He said he’s had a chance to look at all the latest info, including the scans and the biopsy. All the samples taken in the biopsy showed nothing but muscle tissue, and …

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Dec 18

The Party’s Over

Big Grin smiley in Santa hat

December 18th, 2003. Today I went back to the doctor to see what the test results revealed. The short version is, the remission is over, there’s a 4″ mass in my abdomen, and I’ll start Rituxan and chemo soon.

Dec 11

Check Please

December 11th, 2003. I went to see my new, local (San Francisco area) doctor yesterday to get my checkup. It was pretty much preliminary though, and there are tests Dr. da Roza will need to run to really dig in and see if he can find out if my remission is waning. We talked a …

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Dec 03

2 Years

Cartoon Character by Buck Cash

December 3rd, 2003. Well, it’s been about 2 years now since I first got sick, almost died, and was diagnosed with a terminal cancer called Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It gives me great pleasure to report that I’m still here! A lot’s changed since then, but mostly, my attitude and views about life itself have been transformed. …

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Oct 11

False Alarm

October 11th, 2003. Over the few days I was looking for a local oncologist last month because of some flu-like symptoms that I felt coming on, I began to feel better and then got over it completely. This indicates that my immune system is still working, which is great news. I still need to find …

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Sep 16

Here It Comes?

September 16th, 2003. It’s been about four months since my last update. In that time, I had a ball! Casey came out to visit with me in the San Francisco area and we took in all the sights. We rode the cable car, visited museums and famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, and had …

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May 11

Full of LIFE!

Buck relaxing

May 11th, 2003. Howdy, howdy, HOWDY!! Yeah, I know… It’s been WAY too long since my last update, and you’re all wondering what the heck happened to me. Sorry about that, but I feel GREAT, and I decided to get out there (yes – outside!!) and LIVE LIFE. So, I negotiated a terrific salary and …

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