Glad to Be Here
Shortly after being disabled from a severe case of Valley Fever, Dr. Tom Moss received the life -threatening diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment of both. He took his guitar and a book of poems. During the next 6 months of treatment (of which he spent 4 1/2 months in the hospital), he began writing poems about his experience. At the urging of friends and hospital staff, he put these poems to music. . These songs are noted for their humor and inspiration and relate his experiences during treatment. Dr. Moss has been playing these songs to cancer support groups, conferences, music therapists, physician groups, and nurses to much acclaim. These songs are his story. Tom's inspiration for his songs range from the orange-colored chemotherapy in 'The Chemo Blues', to the drug nicknamed 'ampho-terrible' because of it's many side effects. 'Going Home' is his experience from a life threatening fever of 107.4 and is dedicated to his wife's enduring support. His hilarious tribute to his IV pole is given in 'Gilbert'; his near death experience is expressed in 'Tunnel Vision'; and his understanding of the importance of accessing your creative energy is related in 'The Inner Song'. 'Just Be You' is perhaps the most popular song on the CD and is a crowd favorite. Enjoy the music and thanks for listening! Tom.