Pancreas Cancer Discussion Page:
An Unmoderated Forum
*
 
Support pancreas research*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER

Pancreas Cancer

Malapsorption? was posted 07/31/2009 09:57 am by Pat O.
E-mail Address:

Message Text
My husband (5 yr. Whipple survivor...NED), mentioned last night some issues he seems to be having...and he RARELY speaks of the cancer or surgery...so I am a bit concerned. He tells me he is having a lot more loose bowel movements than usual. Also, he says his energy level is lower than usual. He was overweight when diagnosed and lost 50 lbs. from the ordeal...which he has never gained back...which was never an issue because he is still considered overweight. However he has always been able to maintain his weight. He ranges anywhere from about 205 to 197 lbs. Now it seems he is down to 190 lbs. His legs are looking like 'sticks'...seems he has lost all muscle mass, which of course could be just that he is getting older....it just does look odd to me because he still has a very large gut, and stick legs... He does take enzymes faithfully. My thinking at this point is to again increase the enzymes....or possibly he is developing some food allergy? He's always been able to eat whatever he wants, and he eats quite well....but I have read of others who cannot tolerate milk or wheat products after surgery...so it does make me wonder. Other than these issues he is doing fine.

He just saw his onc. and his blood work is fine. CA19-9 in normal range. He will have his annual scan at the end of August...which I am not all that concerned about (until the time comes, of course!).

Does anyone have any thoughts or advice I could pass along to Charlie?

Sorry this was long and a bit ranting.....

Love and Prayers to all,

Pat



Reply to this message | Return to Main Message List


Responses

*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER


Pancreas Home | Surgical | Medical | Basic Sci | Docs | Registry | FAQ | Appts | Chat

Feedback | Pathology Home | Oncology Center Home | Search
Copyright © 2019 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Last Modified: 11/11/2002 10:50 am