Sunday, 4 July 2010

The bit where it all comes together

If you have any doubts about the value of orange pedagogy, watch this. Here are some oncofruit pointers to give you a head start.
  • The latissimus dorsi (LD), the large muscle in the back which in my case became the basis of my reconstructed breast, is represented by the flesh of half an orange.
  • The skin (or orange peel) that is to become the new areola is still attached to the LD flap, which has been harvested - cut loose along with the blood vessel - and is ready to be tunnelled under the armpit.
  • The skin envelope (empty breast/a.k.a. hollowed-out orange), is filled by the LD flap at which point the new breast, complete with back-skin areola, comes into existence.
Three OMGs from Kate prove it's a revelation. 


  1. I love that he eats the orange at the beginning!

  2. With not a trace of irony. It's an orange. So pragmatic, these surgical types.