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More info on whipple was posted 06/30/2016 07:28 am by Anonymeous
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I was older than your dad when I had my whipple and it did take some months to get back to somewhat normal. I really think my biggest problem was getting the food issue taken care of because we now have a whole new digestive system. I found that taking the right amount of Creon with meals was a huge factor to help in keep from losing a lot weight, and also staying away from fatty foods for awhile to keep from the dumping, or diarrhea which can be dibalating. Small meals every few, even including the nourishing drinks with added protein and high calories can help to maintain weight. I was able to have at home care several times a weeks after my whipple to help with keeping my incision taken care of. You can check with the insurance coverage for that. I do know one thing for sure, that the help and support that was provided by my family meant more than anything. They managed to plan among themselves how to help me in the few weeks following my surgery, especially with the meals because of eating so often.I also kept a food diary myself to make sure I had enough calories. By the way there is a very good list of food ideas on this site that was was provided by 'Lilly'. It took some time to get my strength back, but walking if only in the home helps. I was blessed to be able to have the life saving surgery and I do thank God, my team of doctors, and my family and friends every day for the love and support they have shown me. This is a wonderful site for information!



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