Tuesday, November 10, 2009

DMoG, Day Ten

You've all been so supportive, so encouraging, so strategically menacing (I'm talking to YOU, Annette Lyon) during this NaNoWriMo experience, you should be the first to know my novel has been optioned by Mariah Carey's production company! She intends to use my story to develop a biopic on the life of Minnie Pearl, that lady from Hee Haw who always wore a hat with a price tag dangling from it. Of course, given the fact that my novel takes place in a 12th century Roman monastery, it's going to require a little revision before it hits the big screen. But, hey! I'm just happy to be a part of the process...

10: I'm thankful for the miracles of modern medicine. Although this is posting on Tuesday, I'm actually writing it on Sunday night. And that's a miracle, considering I've been laid up with a gall bladder attack since early Friday morning. Between my very kind internist agreeing to meet my husband and me not once but twice this weekend, and that magic happy juice he shot into my south forty, I'm happily blogging instead of moaning on the couch and offering to double the allowance of any teenager in the house willing to smother me with a pillow.
I may have surgery this week, which just goes to show that you really can't have your cake and eat it - and the ice cream and the Hallowe'en candy and Cafe Rio pork enchiladas and those new mushroom swiss burgers from McDonalds - too without nature eventually demanding a little payback and your organs start dropping out on the lawn. ("Has anyone seen my spleen? Honestly, it was right here a minute ago.")

Anyway, I'm still writing my novel and bossing my family around and generally functioning, all due to the lovely reality that we live in miraculous, drug-intensive times.

17 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I've actually wondered if my stomach problems were gallbladder related. I think I may have had a gallbladder attack about a year ago, but not since then. I had really radiating pain in my back.

Qait said...

I still eat like a teenager. And so far, my body takes care of the food the same way...but I'm sure it will catch up with me before I'm ready (will I ever be?).
I hope everything is going well this week! I love getting to read your blog every day! HONEST! :D You always make me smile or laugh. You're a very fun blessing. ;)

Annette Lyon said...

Hook me up with Mariah and we'll call it even. :D

On the bright side, if you end up in the hospital, bring your laptop with you. You'll get lots of downtime to up your NaNo word count, right? Even if the words of loopy, medicated ones that make no sense whatsoever. They'll count!

The Garden of Egan said...

Wow! You need to come here and I'll be your nurse! I'd give you a shot in your south forty or fifty that you wouldn't forget....bwwaaahhhaaaaaa

brudcrew said...

So sorry you seem to have lost your spleen. Who needs one of those anyway?

Melanie J said...

My mini van is named Mini Pearl. Because it's pearl colored. You know, in case you were wondering.

Brooke said...

Great. Now you can be one of those elderly - I mean, Mature - women who are always beginning conversations with phrases like, "I remember that one time, when my gall bladder was acting up . . ." Or worse, "C'mere and look at my gall bladder scar."

Shiver.

Jessica said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. At least you can still be grateful when you are under the weather.

Migillicutty said...

You get the award for longest sentence I have ever read! (and I've read a lot)
I'm sorry your sick :(

janboone said...

I started having gallbladder attacks after my first baby was born. They took it out (gallbladder, not baby-thankfully he was already out) and the recovery wasn't that bad--if they can do it with a scope. Seriously, within a week I was pretty much back to normal--although normal meant I had a two-month old newborn keeping me up all hours of the night!

I hope your surgery goes well!

Lara said...

I love Minnie Pearl! can't wait for that movie.

Sorry about the gallbladder issues, but thankful that we do have modern medicinal miracles so you can benefit from them.

L.T. Elliot said...

My drugs are losing to super bugs. =[ I hope you're feeling better. *hugs*

M-Cat said...

gall bladders are totally overrated. Get it gutted. Your better off without that piece of extra baggage.

Kazzy said...

SOmetimes I wonder if I have a bit of a gallbladder issue. I hope you feel better very soon.

I love the Minnie Pearl biopic idea. She was quite the character!

MaeRae said...

OMW! That is terrible about our gallbladder. I had mine out 8 years ago after a horrible case of pancreatitis. OUCH! After it is gone you will feel like a whole new person. I promise-just don't drink soda for a while and you will feel fine.

Sarah said...

I owe a great debt to medical science, without it I wouldn't have my children.
On a completely different subject, what do you mean you already have a copy of The Green Spies book? How did you get that? I see him all the time and I don't have a copy!

InkMom said...

Ditto. My own testimonial will be forthcoming, on my own blog, of course.