Thursday, March 29, 2012

Everyone Sing Along!


I was sitting at my computer yesterday, coffee cup in hand, glumly thinking ahead of a day without sugar, wondering what to write.......when I saw my gmail account light up with a new email.

It was from Terese. After reading the letter's contents, I.....I....was speechless. At her talent. At her rhyming skills. In the face of her wit at fusing pharmacological terminology with fireplace maintenance and Mary Poppins.

So without further ado, here's this morning's version of lunacy, courtesy of Terese. Grab a chimney brush, dab your brow with soot, and get ready to dance:

Chim chimera, chim chimera
Chim chim cheree.
We’re hoping for luck, as lucky can be.
Chim chimera, chim chimera
Chim chim cheroo
Good luck to the mice and to Julia, too.

Or throw me some cheese and that’s lucky too.

Now as the cells from the species will mix
We’ll see if the process will help with a fix.
Our fingers are crossed and our knees they will bend,
our prayers for improvement we surely will send.

Chim chimera, chim chimera
Chim chim cheree.
We’re hoping for luck, as lucky can be.
Chim chimera, chim chimera
Chim chim cheroo
Good luck to the mice and to Julia, too.

Befuddled by the lyrics? Read this to refresh your memory about chimeric biologic drugs; and watch this to refresh your memory of how the song REALLY goes:


4 comments:

Anita Stafford said...

I love it- but now I'll be humming this all day!!

ShEiLa said...

Te hehehehe.

You and your friend have a great sense of humor... fits in with my musical mind.

ToOdLeS.

Jennifer Pettit said...

OMG I miss you both!

Tosha from BottledTime.Wordpress.com said...

I love this! I've been on 3 different Biologics, including Remicade, which is also made from mousies. When the doctors first put me on it in the hospital I thought, "Oh no, those poor little mice that give up their life for me!" Of course I was picturing Stuart Little, Ralph S. Mouse, and Fievel all going to the chopping block on my account. I certainly wasn't picturing the occasional dreaded mouse that sneaks into my attic and at whom I think the Coast Guard should immediately deploy any available nuclear weapons.

The other 2 Biologics I've been on (including my current Cimzia) are made from human protein. My first thought with them was, "Oh, I don't get to have mousies?" - lol.

I'm also a huge fan of Mary Poppins. Of all musicals really. My husband asked me the other day, "In your head, you're always in a musical aren't you?" Of course! And you wouldn't survive 5 minutes up here my dear! But if you did, it'd be grand.

Thank you to your wonderful friend for these lyrics and to you for sharing them! Good luck on the Rituximab!

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