Eating well

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Eating well

by Tominparts on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:59 PM

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I had my Whipple procedure January 19th pathology reports say they removed all cancer and that nothing spread, there was no cancer in any organs it was combined within the bile duct. My problem today is trying to eat and drink enough. I'm disappointed in slow recovery it seems from day to day I feel the same. It's been over a month now am I just being inpatient?

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by bushy on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:29 AM

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Tominparts

Each of us is different but I took many months before I gained any interest in food,don't be to disappointed just be patient,I had plenty of shakes with bananas blended and scrambled eggs on toast,but I did drink plenty of liquids you just have to find what food works for you good luck.

bushy

RE: Eating well

by tsmith on Thu Feb 21, 2013 05:42 PM

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On Feb 20, 2013 11:59 PM Tominparts wrote:

I had my Whipple procedure January 19th pathology reports say they removed all cancer and that nothing spread, there was no cancer in any organs it was combined within the bile duct. My problem today is trying to eat and drink enough. I'm disappointed in slow recovery it seems from day to day I feel the same. It's been over a month now am I just being inpatient?

It will take some time but if you're like me when your appetite comes back you will be ravenous! I went through a couple of months where just the thought of food made me ill and my wife was constantly begging me to eat but I just couldn't manage much, then one day it hit me and I actually made myself sick by eating too much too soon. One thing I was usually able to get a little of in me was oatmeal, and just the thought of them makes me shudder today but try protien shakes, you've got to get something in there!

Hang in there!

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by AliveInOldeTown on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:08 PM

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No appetite after Whipple surgery seems to be a common problem.  It took 2-3 months before food began tasting like something other than cardboard to me, and then things got slowly better.  The key thing is that you need to eat, regardless of how you feel.  Small meals spread throughout the day.  And you need protein to help rebuild muscle and strength.  The food may not be appealing or taste good, and you may have no appetite, but you wll get better more quickly if you can get good quality calories in.  You may also need to take Creon or some other pancreatic enzymes to help with digestion.  Hope you start feeling much better soon.

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