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IPMN was posted 06/22/2018 04:59 pm by Carlton
E-mail Address: carlton.james@gmail.com

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Hi, ny namne is Carlton and it has been a long time since I posted here but I want people to know that Whipple surgery though extremely taxing and debiliating can be done and the person can return to normal. I recall the absolute fear I felt when first dianosed with IPMN which needed removal immediately and I found this site and got both expert advice and compassion. One person even offered to let me stay in their home if i decided to do the surgery in her city. This all ocurred in spring of 2016 and for the next six months I came on here a lot asking questions and seeking encouragement, I got both. The most important thing for me was finding the best place to have the surgery and for me that was Hopkins. I eventually spent a total of 23 days in the hospital, lost 50 lbs. went home with two drain lines which were removed in stages of one month and four months but today I am fine. As a matter fo fact I have quit taking Creon because my doctor said I could try and see if I needed it and so far I haven't. So good luck to anyone who finds themselves staring down the face of this insidious disease but know that it can be treated and treated succesfully. The most important thing for me was following my insticncts which I was encouraged to do right here by Anonymous who I will be grateful to forever. Best wishes to all.

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