From: toni welsh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri Aug 3 07:09:42 2001
At Fri, 03 Aug 2001, Nancy E. Hale wrote:
>At 10:23 PM 8/2/01 -0500, you wrote:
>>At Thu, 02 Aug 2001, Nancy E. Hale wrote:
>> > Omentum..."The omentum is a loose fold of the membrane ( peritoneum )
>> >that hangs from the stomach and covers the front of the intestines. It
>> >protects the intestines and helps to seal any damage to the intestinal
>> >wall, thus helping to prevent infection."
>> > http://my.webmd.com/content/dmk/dmk_article_1458702
>>When the surgeon did my surgery, he removed the omentum, and you say
>>here that it protects the bowel. I am confused!!
>Personally I am not saying anything. This is quoted from a post by Helen
>Dynda, who I assume got the information from the website noted in the
>quote. I figured the best way to explain to Gidge what the omentum was was
>to get a reference from a previous post or from a medical web site.
>Sorry if I confused you.
>Nancy in NB
You did not confuse me, I have been confused with all this going on the
last 3 years, over three years now. I just was wondering how it
protects your bowel if it is not there. Hope you have a good day!