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

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pretty In Pink

I’ll be seeing my favorite oncologist tomorrow to get a lymph node checked out (which I’m sure will turn out just fine) and was told to plan on having a “fine needle aspiration” of said node. And guess where said procedure will be performed. The breast cancer clinic. The last time I was sent there for a quicky needle biopsy I caught some very quizzical looks, seeing as how I was the only guy in the waiting room. So I’m wondering whether I should go with the flow and try to blend in a little better this time by wearing a pink shirt and my black tutu from the AIM Walk For A Cure. Any advice?

I'll sign off with the Hotel Melanoma twist on Marty Robbins’ “A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation”...

With white lab coats at the pink C station
I'm all dressed up for the lance
With white lab coats in the pink C nation
I'm all alone wearin’ pants

Once Mom told me long ago
To the doc with C I'd go
Now U’s braised my hide it seems
Too late now to wear sunscreen

With white lab coats in the pink C nation
I'm in a blue blue mood.

I'm all dressed up for the lance
I'm all alone wearin’ pants

Once tans broiled me long ago
It’s a bomb in me did blow
Now I’ve bathed my hide in ‘screen
Nothing else will hold pale sheen

With white lab coats in the pink C nation
I'm in a blue blue mood


  1. Oh, I dare you!

    BTW, please be boring, OK? Sending good thoughts and a big hug!

  2. I'm with Chelsea--- :-)

    Sending good thoughts your way!

  3. Do you have a BITNP shirt? That paired with the black tutu would be sporty. I'm with Chelsea on this one. Be boring. Best wishes

  4. You are very clever...this is good.
    Best wishes.