By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues
I’m putting a tube up your penis for two days and it ain’t coming out until then is not any what any man wants to hear. The penis should be an exit for two things not an open door like a twenty four seven supermarket.
They say writers should write about what they know. In the case of Kidney Transplant Zombie, it is very personal. Out of the blue a few years ago I found out that I had kidney disease which was in the ‘You need a transplant now to save your life’ category. It was a shocker but a wake up call as well. I learned exactly what is in our food even the ones we are told are healthy and quickly changed. The good news is it has helped a lot to the point my body doesn’t want junk food any more.
Another part of me in how I deal with life is to try to find the humour in everything. With Kidney Transplant Zombie I wanted to raise the subject to audiences. My point was that life can change in an instant and how you deal with it determines how you cope. In a way it’s therapy for me in acknowledging and living with the fact someone made the ultimate gift of love to keep me around for a while longer. Trust me this time I’m living to the full even more than before but looking after myself. I touch upon things like the survivor guilt no one told me about. I feel guilty because a living donor gave up one of their kidneys to save my life for the sake of my family. I wanted to make the most painful part of the post transplant the fun part of the story; the dreaded catheter. I kid you not when they finally removed it I asked the nurse if it was a boy or a girl. The catheter pain was that intense. I’m putting a tube up your penis for two days and it ain’t coming out until then is not any what any man wants to hear. The penis should be an exit for two things not an open door like a twenty four seven supermarket. However it is just one of unexpected things you endure for a second chance at life. While it is therapy of sorts for me, it’s a way to deal with what happened and share in a comedic way. Maybe someone else out there facing the operation will find something in my story to help them through or it may simply give you a laugh. I suppose that is life really. Things happen so you can learn from them and move forward with a new understanding of life itself. There will be more from other Transplant Zombies in volume three. Enjoy!
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