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Kim was posted 12/31/2006 06:14 am by Pat O.
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My husband was a year older then your dad when he has his Whipple. As others told you, 7 weeks isn't all that long in the recovery game after this surgery. It is very important to try and get your dad moving around. As others said, the longer stays in bed, the weaker he will become. You may also want to consider an anti depressant for dad. These drugs take a few weeks to kick in, but they helped my husband tremendously in his recovery.

Also, enzymes are important. My husband lost 50 lbs. from his ordeal, which didn't really matter in is case as he was overweight. However, with enzymes, he has maintained his weight. He has never gained any of his lost weight back, but I know there are other Whipple patients who have.

I wish your dad all the best.

Pat

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