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Low Energy - Physical Therapy was posted 12/31/2006 03:58 pm by Barb Kelley
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My husband is recovering from whipple surgery. He was thin to begin with and lost a lot of weight before surgery and even more after. He's 6'2' and just back to 150 lbs (was 144). He is on tube feeding and recently eating foods, mostly softer foods, and also needing to be careful of glucose, since he is now diabetic. He is very frustrated, sometimes depressed, with his low (close to zero) energy and also from the soreness of being confined to a chair, propped up by pillows. He can walk to/from the bathroom but not much more than that. Surgery was almost 6 weeks ago. His Dr. expects him to be 'walking' and he is just shuffling. Has anyone tried physical therapy at this point and was it helpful?! BTW - he has been a very active and strong guy and is not the inactive type. Barb K. (THANKS KIM!)

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