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Discussion BoardPost whipples was posted 01/08/2002 08:45 pm by Nige
E-mail Address: Nigel@whitham1.freeserve.co.uk
I am nearly 50 and I had a whipples 'plus' in april 2000 - ie I had my
pancreas and Spleen removed as well as my bile buct. You don't make it clear
whether your mother had her pancreas removed as well. The turning point in
my recovery was when I found that my doseage of creon 10,000 was far to low -
this is an enzime replacement the helps one digest fat (produced by the
pancreas as well as insulin - I am also diabetic now!) When I left hospital I
was only on 4 creon tablets per day - I now take up to 30 depending on what I
am eating (EG 1 glass of full fat milk = 2 capsuals). I also take Low-sec to
help digestion problems.
I don't want to discourage you both but my recovery took about 12/18 months!
Nobody warns you that after major surgery one is going to become very
depressed, but thanks to a lot of support from various sources and support
groups I am actually at the stage of looking for jobs though when I actually
do this 'job' I don't know as my life is so full now I don't really want to
All the best
Luv, hugs and loads of Creon
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