For those of you following the story in this weeks Retail. The idea to make Cooper’s inflamed appendix be the size of a pickle was inspired by a real experience my friend Fred had when he was younger.
Apparently his appendix not only bloated to the size of a pickle, but it actually detached and floated around inside of him for a while, landing (and leaking) on various organs. The way he tells the story, the doctors were completely baffled as to what was going on. All they knew was that a mysterious mass was moving randomly around inside of him and causing him pain in whatever area it happened to settle on. When they finally performed exploratory surgery to figure out what was going on, they were stunned to find that his big ol’ bloated appendix was the culprit.
The rest of Cooper’s story is his own, but in case you were wondering whether having a pickle-sized appendix was even possible, my friend Fred assures you that it is.