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by AnneD
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My husband has just been diagnosed...
Replies: 25
Views: 16745

Re: My husband has just been diagnosed...

Sincere condolences.
Thinking of you at this sad time.
Anne
by AnneD
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Whipple's one month on -- ANY advice would be a help
Replies: 8
Views: 11750

Re: Whipple's one month on -- ANY advice would be a help

Hi Anna, Just a note about how Creon works. Creon contains digestive enzymes obtained from the pancreas of the pig. These enzymes supplement those produced by the patient's own pancreas which may be in short supply following surgery to remove part of the pancreas. When Creon is taken with food it wi...
by AnneD
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Diabetes post whipples
Replies: 2
Views: 8072

Re: Diabetes post whipples

Hello, As you say it's "brill" that your husband has had his tumour completely resected. As regards the diabetes I can tell you about my own situation. I had a Whipple's in December but had already had a distal pancreatectomy therefore I became diabetic immediately after the surgery. I use a long-ac...
by AnneD
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: News archive
Topic: Hugh Grant talks about pancreatic cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 7347

Re: Hugh Grant talks about pancreatic cancer

It's:

www.healthtalkonline.org

I think it's an excellent, very informative site.

Anne
by AnneD
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Whipple Procedure.................
Replies: 24
Views: 28817

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

Hello Gill, It's good to see that you are making a good recovery from your recent Whipple procedure. I'd just like to say that, like you, my sense of taste was weird after the surgery. I didn't like water and couldn't drink tea or coffee for ages. All I wanted to drink, and I don't know why, was cup...
by AnneD
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: My husband's recent Whipples op
Replies: 15
Views: 18877

Re: My husband's recent Whipples op

No way!!
The ones I used were about two foot square!!
Another little chuckle and laughter is good for the healing process according to the paper today,
by generally increasing blood supply.
by AnneD
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: My husband's recent Whipples op
Replies: 15
Views: 18877

Re: My husband's recent Whipples op

Hello Helen, Glad to hear that the wound has stopped leaking. Mine is being dressed just once a week now instead of every day, but they still think it will be yet another three weeks. They've been saying this for - three weeks! My surgery was Dec.3rd. Isn't it amazing how we can laugh about these th...
by AnneD
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: My husband's recent Whipples op
Replies: 15
Views: 18877

Re: My husband's recent Whipples op

Hello Helen and Richie, Yes, it is comforting to read other people's experiences. Everyone does want you to eat, don't they? My diet for a while after leaving hospital was Ready Brek, Cuppa Soup and mashed potato - not all at the same time. After the surgery I couldn't drink tea or coffee and I love...
by AnneD
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: My husband's recent Whipples op
Replies: 15
Views: 18877

Re: My husband's recent Whipples op

Dear Helen, My district nurses didn't use a collection bag for the fluid. There was a suggestion that they use a vacuum pump but in the end they decided to just pack it. They packed it every day with loads of padding on top. It still used to leak and I would put incontinence pads round it as well. L...
by AnneD
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: IPMT. Dad's new diagnosis.
Replies: 14
Views: 11143

Re: IPMT. Dad's new diagnosis.

Hello Annetagrab, I have had a similar experience to your dad's having an IPMN which was being monitored until it became aggressive and contained malignant foci, but had not spread beyond the pancreas. In fact this has happened twice necessitating a distal pancreatectomy in 2009 and a Whipple's last...
by AnneD
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Whipples procedure
Replies: 3
Views: 7161

Re: Whipples procedure

Hello Jacky,
I know it's a scary time waiting for an operation like this.
I had a Whipples in December and can say that I have made a good recovery, have a good appetite and am doing well.
I hope that this will be the same for your mum.
Best Wishes,
Anne.
by AnneD
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: My husband's recent Whipples op
Replies: 15
Views: 18877

Re: My husband's recent Whipples op

Hello, I had a Whipple in December and my wound still has about three weeks of healing to do according to the district nurse. The wound was stapled in hospital and the middle third healed quickly. The two outer thirds became infected, however, and I was amazed at how much liquid came out of the woun...
by AnneD
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Whipple Procedure.................
Replies: 24
Views: 28817

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

Hello Gill, I am nearly ten weeks post-op now having had a Whipple in December. This was because of a tumour in the head of the pancreas. Twenty months before this I had had my distal pancreas removed for the same reason. This had an excellent result and recovery and I wasn't diabetic. Anyway - you ...

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