Hi Marybm, the pain,and nausea are common after such major surgery. Others have given you the same advice, but stick with what Blue asked. Is your father taking any enzyme pills? Everything we eat goes through our pancreas, and after major surgery your body/pancreas needs some help in digesting food and sending nutrients to where they belong. I take 12-14 enzyme pills every day. If your doctor is not prescribing enzyme pills for your father...ask him for a prescription. I vomited every day while under treatments, and even after nearly 13years I am in a constant state of mild nausea every day. Now that could certainly be a long term side effect or simply because I take 37 pills a day plus 4 vitamins. Is he taking any pain pills? You mention his weight loss...I lost 50 lbs and weighed in at 130 lbs...a scarecrow of my former self. Rather than a protein drink Ensure...drink Prosure. It is a drink that was designed specifically for people with pancreatic cancer to have a better quality of life. I don't know if it is still on the market...check it out. The pain and nausea are not uncommon.
My name is Russ, I am nearly 69, and I am a stage IV, pancreatic cancer survivor of nearly 13 years. There are a lot of good pieces of advise, dieting, small potions, protein drinks, etc.