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Whipples procedure

Postby Smithy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:10 pm

this is my first post , My Mum is having Whipples op today we are just waiting for a call from the hospital.

We have been very nervous waiting,but reading some of you posts has helped. I just hope she will be ok


PCUK Nurse Jeni
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Re: Whipples procedure

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:15 pm

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 involved in clinical trials for this disease.

Kind regards,


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Re: Whipples procedure

Postby AnneD » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:22 pm

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,

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Re: Whipples procedure

Postby Smithy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:28 pm

Hello Anne

Thanks, been to see Mum again today, so far so good she seems to be doing very well. We where surprised to see her out of bed on Tuesday just the day
after the big op. Just hope things continue if so she will be back on the general ward by the weekend.

Hope things keep going well for you.