I Was a Fish Out of Water, and My Tank Was Dry

A life lesson while travelling

Sandi Parsons
Speaking Chronically

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A flooded Thai street
Photo Credit: Sandi Parsons

Main Course: Recipe for Realising You Really Do Need a Lung Transplant After All

Ingredients

  • 1 set of manky lungs, verging on respiratory failure
  • 1 thirty-seven-year-old with attitude
  • 1 baffled transplant team
  • 1 resigned Cystic Fibrosis (CF) medical team
  • 1 (faulty) oxygen concentrator
  • 1 flooded holiday destination
  • 1 portable pharmacy
  • 3 flights of stairs
  • 1 elderly couple with walking aids
  • 1 beach

Method

First, stir up the transplant team using the thirty-seven-year-old with attitude. Whip them into a frenzy by discussing plans to go on an overseas holiday. This must occur BEFORE official placement on the transplant waitlist.

The baffled transplant team will react like curdled milk. Do not panic; official transplant waitlist status has not yet occurred, and their objection is vetoed.

Insert the resigned CF medical team into the mix. They will (once again) come to the rescue…

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Sandi Parsons
Speaking Chronically

Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.