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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Monday, May 30, 2011

Remission Daydreamin'

While I’ve been whining about things like health insurance hassles and my lousy golf game, the authors of the blogs linked on the right side of this page have done some great work during Melanoma Awareness Month spreading the word that this disease is not just some harmless skin cancer. So, with thanks and gratitude for these fine melanoma awareness campaigners, here are some new lyrics to Jimmy Buffet’s “Havana Daydreamin’”…

Stashed my cash in chemo drugs, bought a new lease on life.
Truck on up to Denver town, scannin' time’s at nine.
Waiting for some MRI man, don’t pay me for my time.
Thinkin' about all the money I’ve paid,
doesn’t help to ease my mind
Remission daydreamin' oh I’m just dreamin' my time away.

Doctors knocked that cancer back,
One day it seemed dead.
This boy has a wonderin' feelin'
Swimmin’ around in my head.
Seein’ all those cancer docs,
There are some questions asked,
Tumor’s so lean and my moles still look clean
So I stick right to my task, remission daydreamin',
Oh I’m just dreamin', my time away.

Cancer docs still can scare
My future’s still a whirl,
Some sunscreen on my aging face
And I’m prayin’ for the cure.
Bloggin’ lines and sharin' good times
I hope to make you smile.
It pays not well but what the hell
I'll be livin' for a long, long while,
Remission daydreamin'
Oh I'll be dreamin' my time away

Remission daydreamin'
Oh I'll be dreamin' my time away

Please support the cause of melanoma education, prevention and treatment research. My favorite cause is the Lewis Melanoma Research Fund at the University of Colorado Foundation, but please pick your own and give generously.

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