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.



Tutu Brothers

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Wait


Levon Helm, the legendary drummer and vocalist for The Band, succumbed to cancer this past week. Rest in peace, Levon, your music will always be a cherished part of the life soundtrack of an entire generation. I’ll be making my semiannual trek to the lovely and festive Anschutz Cancer Pavilion next week and need a few more songs for my checkup soundtrack, so I hope you wouldn’t have minded my borrowing one of The Band’s greatest, “The Weight”…



I pulled into Anschutz place, I was feelin' about half past dead;
I just need some place where I can slay my dread.
"Hey, doctor, can you tell me where a man might find some meds?"
He just grinned and shook my hand, and "Yo!" was all he said.

Take my load of Black C, check those moles for me;
Take a load of IVs, and you put the load right on me.

 I put on my hat, I went lookin' for some shade to hide;
When I saw Doc Oz and Mercola talkin' side by side.
 I said, "Hey, Doc Oz, come on, you know pale’s sound."
 He said, "I oughta know, but my friend makes bread from brown."

Take my load of Black C, check those moles for me;
Take a load of IVs, and you put the load right on me.

Slow down, Doc Lewis, there's nothin' left to say
It's just ol' Rich, and he's waitin' on his Judgment Day.
"Well, Rich, my friend, what about your N.E.D.?"
He said, "Do me a favor, son, won't you stay and be N.E.D. just for me?"

Take my load of Black C, check those moles for me;
Take a load of IVs, and you put the load right on me.

Biochemo hollowed me, and it caused me some brain fog.
Doc said, "I will kick your black, but you'll think like your dog."
I said, "Wait a minute, Doc, you know I'm a lawyer man." He said, "That's okay, boy, you won’t need brain for that plan."

Take a load of Black C, check those moles for me;
Take a load of IVs, and you put the load right on me.

Hang that IL-2, now, to drip on down PICC line
 My bag is gettin' low and I do believe it's time.
 To get back to my tanning, you know it was fun in sun.
 It sent me here with its regards for everyone.

 Take a load of Black C, check those moles for me;
Take a load of IVs, and you put the load right on me.

1 comment:

  1. Good job - I think Mr. Levon Helm would approve!
    : )

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