Introduction

The "Hotel Melanoma" moniker is a metaphor for living with my particular brand of cancer. Except for those lucky few of us deemed "cured", all we cancer survivors are guests of one of the many, many branded hotels in the "Hotel Carcinoma" chain. We can check out any time we like, but we can never leave. Meanwhile, let's be livin' it up; and please support cancer education, prevention, and treatment research.



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Friday, October 28, 2011

We Will Survive

Hey, Pinktober is almost over! I had a checkup with my smiling oncologist (I’m a clean machine!) at my cancer center yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to find the only predominant color scheme was orange, because it seems the entire medical campus is one big construction zone. I’ll leave you with a request from a blog reader, a new version of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”. Go find a DVD of the football movie classic “The Replacements”, and get down and boogie in the endzone…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBR2G-iI3-I


At first I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
with Black C by my side
But then I spent so many nights
thinking how tans did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
and wear my black
and pink replace
I once checked in and found C here
with that sad look upon my face
I should have shunned that burnin’ sun
I should have known to wear my ‘screen
If I had known for just one second
C’d come ‘round to bother me

Go on now go walk out the door
just turn around now
'cause you're not welcome anymore
weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with those fries
Did you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
oh as long as I know how to fight
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my life to give
and I'll survive
I will survive (hey hey)

It took all the strength I had
not to fall apart
kept trying hard to mend
the pieces of my fighting heart
and I spent oh so many nights
just feeling sorry for myself
I used to fry
But now I hold my pale up high
and you see me
somebody new
I'm not that drugged up sickly patient
still in fright of you
and if you feel like dropping in
just don’t expect you’ll win with ease
”Cause now I'm saving all my fighting
for someone who's stalking me

Go on now go walk out the door
just turn around now
'cause you're not welcome anymore
weren't you the one who tried to break me with sun fries
Did you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
oh as long as I know how to fight
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my life to give
and I'll survive
I will survive (oh)

Go on now go, walk out the door
just turn around now
'cause you're not welcome anymore
weren't you the one who tried to break me with sun fries
Did you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
oh as long as I know how to fight
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my life to give
and I'll survive
I will survive
I will survive...!

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