Obeying My Mother

Mom says, “This better not turn up on your blog,” so I’m not going to post about where she’s been or what she’s been doing.

Instead, I’m posting a random set of links that I thought might be interesting to writers or inquiring readers.

Floyd Memorial Hospital is a very nice facility in New Albany, Indiana. From the Emergency Room through bronchoscopy to surgery, if you have medical needs in the New Albany area, consider this hospital.

Dysphagia — Is that a cool word, or what? It means difficulty swallowing. There are many forms, manners of detection, and treatments.

Speaking of cool words, how about dropping the phrase percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy into a conversation? Everybody would be like, “Oh, yeah, I was at their first concert, when they opened for the Stones.” And they would be WRONG!

Another fine facility in New Albany is Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital. The therapy regimen is intense, by which I mean it starts as mild as it needs to, but as challenging as the patient can manage. The staff is strongly encouraging and motivating, and the patients I’ve known there have actively participated in their own recovery and have recovered in record time.

I wish I could tell you about what Mom’s been up to, but she forbade me to do it, and I always obey my mother.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character’s mother inhales a pill and things just get worse from there.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Obeying My Mother

  1. Marion Driessen

    November 23, 2012 at 8:19am

    LOL, you are such a terrific daughter, Marian! You have made me very curious about your Mother’s activities today, but I won’t push you too hard for that. After all, your Mom will not have it!
    Interesting links, thank you. Now I have to find out how on earth all of these things could be connected. Hmmm… 😉

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  2. Jane

    November 23, 2012 at 2:42pm

    Thanks you so much! I got a whopping big laugh, and Ghu knows I needed one. You are such a pal. And so is your Mom!

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      Marian Allen

      November 23, 2012 at 2:50pm

      She gibbed me de day orf 4 Black Friday. No fun fighting the Mall traffic in that area today!

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  3. Holly Jahangiri

    November 24, 2012 at 2:18pm

    You’re a good daughter, and still manage to be a good writer – such a tightrope we walk, some days! My mother used to encourage me to be a writer and then would turn around and say, “Never put it in writing!” WTH…

    “You might want to be President some day. Or your kids might.”

    “Well, if they can’t laugh off the press publicizing the dumbest crap I ever wrote, then they haven’t got the SPINE to be President and ought to look for a career out of the limelight, eh?”

    There is something a little daunting about the idea that the press MIGHT one day unearth some insipid little verse from 4th grade, or something.

    Do tell your mom I hope she’s feeling up to bopping you with a pillow soon! Meanwhile, keep on making her proud to say, “My daughter is a writer!”

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      Marian Allen

      November 24, 2012 at 3:51pm

      I’ll tell her. I think I have a good pillow-bopping coming to me. 😉

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