The literature on cancer is in agreement that cancer patients need a constructive way to release anger. A foam bat that can be beat on furniture is probably the biggest seller for this, but instead of that, Cindy brought me a squishy gel ball that lights up and can be beat on things or squished with your hands. It is hot pink with orange rubber “hair” sticking out all over. Mike took one look at it and said it looked like a cancer cell to him. We decided to think of it as a cancer fighting cell instead, and I bonded with it right away; it hangs out with me a lot and I consider it a part of the team here.
For some reason unknown to me, I decided to name it “Ludicrous” – it is absurd looking. What I did not know was there is a “gansta rappa” with that name. After the kids told me that I decided that might be okay – I could use a very aggressive “gansta rappa” on my team! They played some of his music for me and all I can think is that this man is probably making millions with those songs and they are BEYOND AWFUL, but I’m giving Will the job of making up new words for the song “Move Bitch”. He is very talented with that sort of thing. He wrote new words to “Supercalafragalisticexpealidotious” that describes my diagnosis. I think it may still be a work in progress but so far it goes something like “metastatic-rectal-cancer-squamous-cell-carcinoma, yes it could be worse, you could be in a coma”. If I can get him to write the lyrics down I will share them with you, but it still has a few rough spots yet……..Cindy and Libby are in charge of choreography for the new rap song. I will let you know how that goes.
Meanwhile, Ludicrous and I shall persevere!