Over the course of my nearly 51 years, I’ve lost a lot of the parts I was born with.
- one cervix
- four wisdom teeth
- one appendix
- two ovaries
- one hair-growing ovarian cyst (well, this might not have been part of the original package, but it’s always worth mentioning)
- one gall bladder with assorted stones
- one uterus
- various moles
- several million brain cells
Aside from the teeth, brain cells and moles, everything else was in the midsection. My question is this:
What fills up all the empty space where those organs used to be?
Are my liver and pancreas lolling about in their spacious surroundings? Do my kidneys miss their former neighbors? Is there a For Rent sign on the real estate where my uterus used to be?
I don’t imagine that anyone has a real answer to this. Just something I was wondering about.