The following articles describe different aspects of my cancer odyssey alongside new reflections on a variety of issues I’ve encountered throughout my recovery, survivorship, and volunteer work.
2023. ‘‘Cancer Talk:’ Why Language Matters.” An abridged version of original “Language Matters” article at https://www.patientpower.info/navigating-cancer/patient-stories/cancer-talk-why-language-matters
2023. “My Story.” Leukemia and Lymphoma website at https://community.lls.org/s/profile/0053u000003sVY2
2023. “Language Matters.” Leukemia and Lymphoma website at https://www.lls.org/blog/language-matters-what-supporters-say-not-always-what-people-cancer-hear
2022. “‘To My Outstanding Transplant Team:’ A Letter from a Patient.” Discovery Magazine, University of Minnesota Foundation. Fall edition 2022 at https://discoverymag.umn.edu/stories/victory-lap
2022. “Whatever Happened to Steve Buechler? A Retirement Reflection.” Spring 2022 Department Newsletter, Department of Sociology, Minnesota State University, Mankato.
2022. “The Rule of Three … or ‘As Good as it Gets.'” BMTInfonet.org Website at https://www.bmtinfonet.org/story/acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml-steves-story
2022. “Hercules or Sisyphus: How Should Cancer Patients and Survivors Approach Exercise? Patient Power Website at https://patientpower.info/hercules-or-sisyphus-how-should-cancer-patients-and-survivors-approach-exercise/
2021. “Facing Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Notes from a Survivor.” HealthTree Community for Acute Myeloid Leukemia at https://healthtree.org/aml/community/articles/facing-acute-myeloid-leukemia–notes-from-a-survivor-by-steve-buechler.
2021. “One Letter Makes a Difference: Avoiding Online Research Pitfalls.” Co-authored with Esther Schorr and posted at How to Avoid Online Research Pitfalls as a Cancer Patient | Patient Power.
2021. “Six Coping Strategies for a Prolonged Hospitalization.” Posted at the Patient Power website at https://patientpower.info/six-coping-strategies-for-a-prolonged-hospitalization/
2020. “On Recovering after a Cord Blood Transplant.” Be the Match website at https://bethematch.org/blog/patient-stories/on-recovering-after-a-cord-blood-transplant/
2020. “How Cancer Prepared My for a COVID-19 World.” Be the Match website at https://bethematch.org/blog/patient-stories/how-cancer-prepared-me-for-a-covid-19-world/
2020. “A Cancer Story: ‘As Good As It Gets.'” Posted at the “Taking Charge of Your Survivorship” website at https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/survivorship/cancer-story-good-it-gets-steve-buechler
2020. “My AML Story.” Part of the “Inspirational Story” series on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society website at https://www.lls.org/story/steve-2
2019. “My Transplant Odyssey.” BMT News, Vol. 4, Issue 1, P. 4. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Medical Center.
2018. “Storytelling as a Transplant Survivor Strategy.” Pp. 186-187 in Blood and Marrow Transplant Journeys: Ordinary People with Extraordinary Stories. Minneapolis, Minnesota: National Marrow Donor Program/Be the Match.
2018. “Survivor’s Quotation.” P. 43 in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Fort Washington, Pennsylvania: National Comprehensive Cancer Network.