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Post Whipples

Postby RoyBoy » Wed May 21, 2014 8:39 am

Hi, I am new to this forum and I had my Whipples procedure towards the end of April 14 and having read some of the ongoing problems on here I feel a little bit of a fraud posting on here. My procedure went well and I am making steady recovery. I felt I should still post my positive experience to give encouragement and hope to others. I am 60yrs of age. I was discharged after 7 days when I was warned to expect 12 days. They found I am not diabetic and I do not need enzyme tablets to aid digestion. My wound is still weeping slightly in one corner but I am seeing the G.P. nurse for that. I accept that mine was discovered early and surgery went as well as can be expected. The surgeon removed a 3.5cm. tumour in the head of the pancreas and 13 lymph nodes and only one was found to contain any trace of cancer. I wish good luck to all on here.

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Re: Post Whipples

Postby Slewis7313 » Wed May 21, 2014 8:52 am

Thanks RoyBoy and please feel free to spread good news here......it is most welcome. I hope your recovery continues well!


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Re: Post Whipples

Postby Bowie » Wed May 21, 2014 8:56 am

RoyBoy, that's great news and does really help. I spent hours scouring the internet for anything and everything with any glimmer of hope and even though James' is currently inoperable I hope that in the future this may change. I wish you all the best for your continued recovery and a happy life. Fiona X

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Re: Post Whipples

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Wed May 21, 2014 9:59 am

Welcome Roy and this is a great success story. Well done all concerned.

I hope that you continue to make an excellent recovery and that your body begins to return to pre-op conditions. It is good to have a good news story.

Kind regards,

Jeni, Support Team.

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Re: Post Whipples

Postby Didge » Wed May 21, 2014 10:08 am

Welcome to the forum and pleased you have made good progress. And you are certainly not a fraud. We love good news!

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Re: Post Whipples

Postby sandraW » Wed May 21, 2014 10:08 pm

Welcome to the forum Roy, that's great news, my husband had the tail end of his pancreas removed with his spleen last September, he too was only in hospital for 7 days, and out pottering in the garden in 4 weeks. Take care, try not to do too much too soon, and may your good fortune long continue,sandrax

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Re: Post Whipples

Postby RoyBoy » Thu May 22, 2014 11:36 am

Hi all, Thanks for all your lovely comments, good wishes and support. RoyBoy

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Re: Post Whipples

Postby LMD » Thu May 22, 2014 10:32 pm

Hello RoyBoy
Thank you for posting ... A positive story is always good to read!
Sending you very best wishes