Briton Malcolm MacDonald, 45, is between hope and a drama that has lasted for years. After losing his penis due to a serious infection, he had a new reconstructed limb in his arm and is now waiting for the transplant to its original place.
In an interview with the tabloid “The Sun”, MacDonald said he had to change some habits, such as wearing long sleeves in public and stop going to beaches, because of the penis on his arm, but that he also sees the comic side of the story and even gave the name “Jimmy” to his new companion.
According to the tabloid, the drama of the Brit, who is divorced and father of two children, started in 2014. Because of an infection in the blood, his fingers and toes and his penis went black.
MacDonald told the report that one day his penis simply fell to the floor. “For two years after losing my penis and I felt like a man’s shadow. My life really fell apart because I lacked self-confidence. I drank a lot and didn’t see my family and friends. I just didn’t want to have to face them,” he said. .
Penis was placed on the arm in 2016
In 2016, hope emerged after his doctor talked about the other David Ralph, a specialist in penile reconstruction at the University of London. MacDonald then sought him out and suggested a reconstruction of the penis in his arm.
Dr. Ralph’s team created a synthetic urethra and installed two inflatable tubes that provide erection. Then they wrapped the mechanical penis in the tissue of MacDonald’s arm so that it looked and felt as close as possible to a real penis.
“When I saw that on my arm for the first time, I was so, so proud. After everything I had been through, I didn’t find anything strange, it was a part of me,” he said.
Doctors said it would take two years before they could transplant the arm member to the place of origin, which would happen in 2018.
British awaits surgery until the end of the year
According to the report, MacDonald, who is from Thetford, more than 100 km away from London, had trouble going to the English capital and was unable to attend some consultations, which caused the surgery to transplant his penis. arm to be delayed.
A new date has been set for April this year, but the pandemic of the coronavirus caused the procedure to be postponed again.
The Brit now expects his limb to be transplanted to the correct location by the end of the year. “The delays have been very difficult to deal with. For one reason or another, the final operation never happened. (…) Sometimes I have the impression that I am cursed,” said MacDonald.