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Pancreas CancerMore info on whipple was posted 06/30/2016 07:28 am by Anonymeous
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,
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
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
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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