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RECOVERY FROM WHIPPLE was posted 12/30/2006 11:13 pm by Kim
E-mail Address: timmons75@hotmail.com

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My dad had the Whipple Procedure performed on Nov. 13, 2006 (approx. 7 weeks ago)for chronic pancreatitis - therefore no chemo/radiation during recovery. I would like to hear from others regarding recovery from this surgery. He has lost ALOT of weight and has NO ENERGY (he is 6'2' and approx. 150 lbs). His lowest weight weight was 144, so it looks as if he will hopefully gain from here. I understand extreme weight loss is expected however am confused how he is expected to regain his strength without re-gaining the weight. He is on a feeding tube in combination with eating soft foods. He walks from bed to bathroom and can barely make it back to bed. His Dr. keeps urging him to walk, move around, etc. but he is literally skin and bones and in pain from sitting/lying with no fat for padding. ANY STORIES OF RECOVERY WOULD BE WELCOMED!! Thank you, Kim

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