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by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Enzyme replacement after Whipple's surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 6730

Re: Enzyme replacement after Whipple's surgery

Hi Liverbird, I work for PCUK. I can be contacted at support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk of you have any other queries. There are documented side effects for creon and pancrex of nausea, vomiting and abdominal discomfort. Has he tried Nutrizym 10? it is another form of enzymes, and might suit him better...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Whipple Procedure.................
Replies: 24
Views: 29942

Re: Whipple Procedure.................

Hi Gill, Congratulations on an excellent post-op recovery so far. Keep it up and continue to get strong, but being sensible also. Peppermint is good for trapped wind -they usually have some kicking about on some drug trolley or another in hospitals!! Ask if some could be given to you -pharmacy will ...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: My husband's recent Whipples op
Replies: 15
Views: 19567

Re: My husband's recent Whipples op

Hi Helen,

I work for PCUK, and haven't replied as I have been asking other health professionals about this problem.

If you could email me at support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk, then there may be some suggestions I can offer, but would need some more details from yourself.

Many thanks,

Jeni.
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: My husband's recent Whipples op
Replies: 15
Views: 19567

Re: My husband's recent Whipples op

Hi,

This topic has been moved to "Surgical patients" forum.

Moderator.
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Whipples procedure
Replies: 3
Views: 7392

Re: Whipples procedure

Hi there Jacky, Hope your mum has had a successful operation. If there are any queries I can help you with, please contact me via support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk I work as a support manager with the charity, and I have 11 years experience in oncology nursing, including pancreatic cancer. I am still ...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: General Updates
Replies: 21
Views: 13869

Re: General Updates

Hi Ellie,

Sorry to hear about Brian.

He may be able to have radiotherapy to the rib?

It is really good for cancer pain in the bones.

Maybe enquire about it?

Jeni.
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Can anyone help me help my mum? ANY advice welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 3604

Re: Can anyone help me help my mum? ANY advice welcome

Hi,

I will reply to you via email regarding pain relief.

Kr,

Jeni.
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My Dad has Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 5776

Re: My Dad has Pancreatic Cancer

Hi William, So sorry to hear about your father. I appreciate what you said about if he hadn't been told, would signs have appeared at all. There is some element of truth in such a statement -it is seen quite a lot in the medical field, although no one will actually pin point it as a reason for patie...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Can anyone help me help my mum? ANY advice welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 3604

Re: Can anyone help me help my mum? ANY advice welcome

Hi There, Sorry to hear about your mum. Ellie referred to a PCUK nurse -I am she! Ellie is absolutely correct re.CREON -it is a given that she should be on these at the very least. You would be able to discuss this with the dieticians.It is typical of Pancreatic cancer, as it causes an insufficiency...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: IPMT. Dad's new diagnosis.
Replies: 14
Views: 11665

Re: IPMT. Dad's new diagnosis.

Hi Annetagrab, The procedure will probably be a Whipple's operation, or a Pancreatoduodenectomy. It is a major operation, so a month at your dad's age is a good indicator. However, it may take many months to fully "feel like normal" again. The operation usually lasts 4-7 hours. The head of the pancr...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 3138

Re: Pancreatic Cancer

Hi Mary, My name is Jeni and I work for PCUK. I can be contacted at support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk I have worked in oncology for 11 years -and have looked after many pancreatic cancer patients and their families. I am sorry to hear about Stan's diagnosis, and the way it was found. I would be happy ...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Replies: 32
Views: 19486

Re: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Hi Carmel, Your dad should be seen by a HPB consultant surgeon with regard to the operation. When they speak about fitness it refers to how strong the heart and lungs are to cope with the operation. And the anaesthetic. If they consider surgery, there are tests which can be carried out to assess thi...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: dad finishes chemo shortly, what happens next?
Replies: 4
Views: 3857

Re: dad finishes chemo shortly, what happens next?

Hi Bluesman, I work for PCUK and have a background in oncology nursing. Glad to hear that things started to move quickly, and that your wife has coped ok with the chemo. GemCap (the Cap is Xeloda) aims to bring the cancer under control and to improve any symptoms which it may be causing. It looks li...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Newly diagnosed Mum and very confused
Replies: 7
Views: 4350

Re: Newly diagnosed Mum and very confused

Hi Carmel, I would be happy to chat through some of these issues with you. If you would like to email me at support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk , and leave your phone number, then I can get back to you. (it is confidential and no one will get to see your number.) I work for PCUK and am a nurse with 11 y...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Whipple Procedure.................
Replies: 24
Views: 29942

Re: Whipple Procedure.................

Hi Gill,

All the very best with the operation.

Long way off I know, but you should be offered post-op chemo.

There is also a clinical trial called Espac -4, which you should enquire about.

Best wishes,

Jeni.

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