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Post whipple was posted 05/23/2015 05:14 pm by 13 Year Survivor
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Post whipple life can be okay but you need patience with yourself as the surgery is a major assault on the digestive system.

A couple of tips -

Walk, walk and walk as much as you can post surgery. You'll need to so the body will get moving again. Regular exercise may be a while off but walking is good.

Eating, post whipple can be an issue. Don't leave the hospital without pancreatic enzymes. You will need to take them with all meals. More frequent snack like meals are often easier to process than the usual 3 meals a day. You'll probably lose a lot of weight but then things should level off (that's why you need the enzymes. Lower fat foods will often be easier but eat whatever appeals. Taste buds maybe wonky for awhile.

Plan that your bowels have been taken over by aliens for awhile. I always had to know where the bathroom was. Gas... gas..... gas - just get used to it. It does get better with time but it may take some time.



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