Acclaimed playwright and author John MacLachlan Gray reports from the depths of his bowels and within the medical system dedicated to keeping him fancy (and polyp) free. His three-part medical memoir of a minor procedure gone sideways includes reflections on mortality, dependence on the kindness of dedicated strangers, and the vagaries of superbugs. It's a frank, funny rumination on the parallel universe of a hospital, ''the ultimate nudist colony. Even your insides are apparent for all to see.''
In This Series
What John MacLachlan Gray learned in hospital about angels and polyps. A true life comedy in three acts. Here's the first.
John MacLachlan Gray's memoir of a particular polyp and what ensues. Second in a three-act comedy.
John MacLachlan Gray's memoir of the innards life of a Canadian baby boomer. The final chapter.