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Do you mean Whipple? was posted 04/16/2017 10:11 pm by Anonymous
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The obvious answer is - what do you want to do? I had the big surgery at a much younger age. It was very hard. But I have survived for many years. Knowing what I know now, and based on how much of a toll time takes on an otherwise healthy person (me), I would not agree to Whipple surgery. One side of my family is long lived. I have several aunts that are late 80's to mid 90's still going strong. Other side, mid 80's if I can avoid the heart problems. So, it may be easier for me to say I would not have the surgery, because at age 80, the risk of surviving the surgery and suffering would not be something I would consider. Are you healthy otherwise? Do you feel facing 2-3 years to fully recover from the surgery is something you can do? Or, is quality of remaining years more important? Whatever you choose to do, I wish you the very best outcome.

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