The Omentum Project

Understudied. Perhaps underappreciated?

The first question I am usually asked, is, "What is the omentum"? Very few people are familiar with this organ. It has been referred to as “the quirkiest” organ in your body; it is regularly called “an apron of fat”; it is part of the immune system, the lymphatic system, and may play a role in thermoregulation. 

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May 19, 2020

Thank you to Heidi Schuman, a junior at Springfield College majoring in studio art. Heidi created a gorgeous graphite, pen, and ink illustration of the omentum for The Omentum Project.. There are very few renditions of the omentum; it is an honor to have this striking...

November 7, 2018

Bloating?

Again.

Oh, God….. Please, please don’t let it be Cancer.

Again.

Fifteen months after my ovarian cancer surgery, which included a total hysterectomy, I now look four months pregnant.

Again.

The first time I look four months pregnant is six months before my cancer su...

September 3, 2018

“What is an omentectomy?” I asked as I read the surgical report.  A few days before, I had learned that I had ovarian cancer, and my omentum was removed as part of cancer staging surgery, a routine procedure with ovarian cancer, because, the omentum, often referred to...

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