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.

Tutu Brothers

Monday, April 2, 2012

Medic Show

The Melanoma Research Foundation is holding a patient education symposium this Saturday, April 7, at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. I plan to attend and may wear a blue examination gown so my doc, who’s one of the speakers, might recognize me. I’ve never been to anything like this and don’t know what to expect. Will I receive a nametag identifying me as “The Patient” rather than by my name? Will it start 45 minutes late? Will the answer to every question be “we don’t know”? Will the food and refreshments be inedible?

I’ll let you know if I learn anything worth passing on. Meanwhile, have a happy Monday with a new take on James Taylor’s “Mexico”…

Way down fear I need no reason to prove
Feel a fool playing my patient games
Lose my load, ease my mind, be kind, Black C tame

Oh, Medic Show
It sounds so useful I just got to go
The docs so hot I forgot the sun shown
Guess I'll have to go now

This melanoma is so sneaky sly
Got my body still shaking like a live wire
Creepy biochemo set my hair on fire

Oh, Medic Show
It comes complete with some free food I know
Docs so bright like to light up the night
Make everything all right

Black C’s left me and my money's all gone
Insurance clones don't want to talk on the phone
I get some long letters, max all my best cards; times are hard

Oh, down at Medic Show
I never really been so I don't really know
Oh, Medic Show
I guess I'll have to go

Oh, Medic Show
I never really been but I sure plan to go

1 comment:

  1. I would be at that same event Saturday but I will be in another class out in Aurora.

    Have a good time:-)