Surgery - HelenH

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Pancreatic Cancer. Posted on September 7, 2012 View this journey (7 Experiences)

I don't think anyone can ever prepare you for what takes place to your internal digestive system when a Whipple procedure takes place. I was one of the lucky ones, I did not get an infection from the reconstruction of the digestive system. But the process of eating food again took several months (got to have a feeding tube for two months after), and having serious heartburn as a side effect is not pleasant. But my tumor was totally self-contained and I was blessed not to require any chemo or radiation. Five years out, I have some sugar issues but for the most part I do feel great.

Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
Minimal Recovery: Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA

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