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    tibby150 asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

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      geekling

      I quit eating shrimp ... sea bugs.

      I only use organic rice any more and I sprout it rather than cook it.

      I'm so sorry to be the bearer of bad news but sometimes the chemotherapy poisons alter how our body's receive things. Sometimes it is actually for the better.

      I ate at a restaurant with friends the other day and, since no salad was offered, I ordered some spinach with rice thinking how bad could it be? I did not get chest pain but I did toss those cookies and felt better for it too.

      Our oceans and the Gulf are not so very clean any more and the sea life suffer because of it. I wouldn't eat a Gulf shrimp unless you forced me at gunpoint. The oil spill and chemical dispersants are affecting living sea things somewhat dramatically.

      Some of the food being offered at the market is different than what you expect. They are genetically modified and nothing Mom Nature ever prepared you to be able to digest. I don't know if you had something like that or not. Natural shrimp is high in cholesterol. White rice is somewhat useless to the body in terms of nutrition.

      If you were on chemotherapy, your liver has taken a beating too. Try something bitter (dandelion, endive, escarole) to clear out the bile ducts and, if you like, try those foods again.

      The easiest thing would be to eat other foods, would it not?

      Sometimes I get long winded. Sorries. You may simply now be sensitive to something to which the shrimp was exposed or a persticide on the rice. Go organic for a while and see if it helps.

      Mange. Mange a` sante.

      over 3 years ago
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      FreeBird

      My dad had a lot of trouble eating, and keeping food down, mostly in the later stages of his disease. Before that, he didn't have many problems except for a feeling of fullness.

      I haven't heard of people having troubles with rice. That's usually one of the easier things, isn't it? Is it boiled rice?

      over 3 years ago
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    tibby150 asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    I'm 2 years out from having the whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer....does anyone go through severe pain every now and then from

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      I don't have the pain quite like you describe but do get horrible cramping and diarrhea when something isn't tolerate and the enzymes don't help break it down. I've heard dairy and high fat items can be the worse. Maybe a food diary of what you eat and the results from it might help nail what it is?

      over 3 years ago
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      chargerdeb

      tibby150, there is a great website for "whipple warriors", and a whipple surgery survivor facebook page. Everyone has had or is having a whipple, and they talk about things like this all of the time. My husband had a whipple in 11/12 and I have learned more from these 2 sites. And yes, it appears that some people do experience the type of pain you are talking about.

      over 3 years ago
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      HelenH

      Haven't had what you described with the nausea and #2. But still have the severe pain occasionally - find I have to take deep breaths to work through it. Makes you stop in your tracks for sure. I do take Dexilant for acid reflux and totally watch what I intake. Many of the foods I used to eat too much of now don't have a lot of appeal. It could also be scar tissue.

      over 3 years ago