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Daver68
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Having a whipple op

Postby Daver68 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:52 pm

Anyone with experience of this procedure would be most welcome As I am due to have whipple op on 28/08/2012 it has been over a year since first symptoms pain in right abdomen and considerable weight loss 3 stone now under 10 stone and after finally getting a ct scan they have booked op for end of august

PCUK Nurse Jeni
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:58 pm

Hi Daver,

Sorry to hear you have not been well for over a year now. it is good news that you are now booked in for your operation.

Regarding your weight loss, has this been addressed with you? Have you been referred to a dietician at all? This can be a very common problem prior to a Whipples, and it can be addressed by taking enzyme supplements to aid food digestion, and to enable your body to absorb the nutrition from the food adequately.

Please let me know if this is in hand? You can also look on our diet pages on the website here: http://bit.ly/yv4Vkn

Kind regards,

Jeni.

laura
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby laura » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:42 pm

hi daver, have just posted on a current post from davie, have a look at that and some of my earlier posts , it may help, just click on my name and it will allow you to read earlier posts.
good luck on the 28th, where are you having the op done ?
kind regards laura x

Daver68
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby Daver68 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:44 am

Thanks for your reply Laura I am having the whipples procedure done at the Royal Free London and hopefully all will be well when they get inside .
Thanks David

Daver68
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby Daver68 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:04 pm

Thanks Laura I have been reading the posts and find them encouraging and give me hope for the future , happy that your husband bri is doing well and long may it continue . I am 44 and after a dull ache I'm my ribcage and unexplained weight loss for over one year was diagnosed on 14th august big shock , ct scan seems to show that it has not spread to other organs so whipples is the 1st hurdle to overcome and me and my family will deal with whatever it brings , will post after op with updates soon as I feel ok .
Thanks David

rachelqt
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby rachelqt » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:39 pm

Hi David,
Just want to wish you the best of luck with your operation on the 28th! I hope it is a big success for you.
Takecare Rachel

Daver68
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby Daver68 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:29 pm

Thanks Rachel

suef
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby suef » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:39 pm

Dear David,

I had a Whipple op over two years ago and have recovered very well, I do all I used to do before, just have a little less energy.

Wishing you all the very best for your op tomorrow, will be thinking of you. Do keep in touch and let us know if you have any questions. I have learned so much from this website and the support staff, they are brilliant!

Good luck!

SueF

DRAD3
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby DRAD3 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:41 pm

Will be thinking of you tomorrow, Dave, with fingers crossed and hoping all goes well with the op and for a good recovery. Sending love and strength. Keep us posted, your new on-line family are with you all the way!
Deb
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Ella50
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby Ella50 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:46 pm

Hi David,
Wishing you the very best for your op tomorrow.. and a speedy recovery.
Will be thinking of you, love
Ella xx

Daver68
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby Daver68 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:33 pm

Thanks to everyone for all messages of support they are very much appreciated and I will post soon as I can with updates , once again thanks .
David

Daver68
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby Daver68 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:09 pm

Hi all went for whipples today at 07.30 at royal free London but due to a urgent transplant operation my procedure was cancelled got to go back tomorrow .
Thanks David

holsworthy
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby holsworthy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:57 am

Hi all this is David's wife Maxine, Doing well after surgery on wednesday moved to a ward yesterday. He is taking sips of water and has been told they are happy with surgery.

Can anyone suggest questions we need to ask? I myself have not seen a Dr or surgeon yet???

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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:52 pm

Hi Maxine,

Great news to hear that David had his operation and is doing well. It is great that he has been moved to the ward already.

Please feel free to email me at support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk with the specifics of what you would like to know. I will then try and help you with what questions to ask.

Kind regards,

Jeni.

DRAD3
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Re: Having a whipple op

Postby DRAD3 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:30 pm

Hi Maxine
So lovely to hear from you and to hear that Dave's op went well. Fingers crossed for a speedy and good recovery. Sorry, can't help with any practicalities as I know nothing of the whipple op but do contact Jeni at PCUK support - she is extremely helpful and very supportive.
Take care and pass on our best to Dave.
Deb
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