Vasectomy Banana

This year started off with a vasectomy, mine in fact, and while I’m sure it’s nothing new for the world it certainly is for me. The procedure was not too painful or extended but there is something decidedly odd about the experience. You are on an examination table with your pants and long underwear around your ankles with your penis taped to your stomach making jokes with your doctor as he pulls fleshy tubes from your testicles.
Fresh bananas are fantastic, but are sadly unavailable on the prairies. Clearly growing fresh banana’s is the only option but coming by a banana plant in winter is not as easy as it sounds.
In January a banana corm from Arizona arrived. I promptly planted my banana in a pot, placed it in front of the window and began impatiently waiting for signs of life.
A week went by of daily checks of the plant for life. Finally small patches of green began to spread and one leaf began poking through the top of the stem.
I was elated and began proudly though carefully strutting around declaring to my wife and friends, that I’ve had a vasectomy but my banana is growing.

Just thought I would post the Blog entry that got me short listed for CBC Canada Writes 2010.

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