Diet after Distal Pancreatectomy

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Diet after Distal Pancreatectomy

by Cazzie on Fri Mar 08, 2013 05:40 AM

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I am scheduled for a Distal Pancreatectomy very soon. I am wondering what the recovery is like, especially regarding digestive issues. What types of foods and beverages will I be able to eat? Also is there a lot of nausea afterwards. Many thanks.

RE: Diet after Distal Pancreatectomy

by barb1214 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 02:44 AM

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My friend had a distal and splenectomy for PC nearly 3 years ago. It took her close to 8 weeks to feel reasonably good. By 8 weeks, her weight was starting to get back to normal and  she was going for walks, doing light housekeeping and cooking. She didn't have a great apetite afterward and forced herself to eat small amounts every 2 hours. She kept her diet pretty bland and low in fat and sugar. She experienced some nausea and gas but that subsided. She now doesn't have too much trouble with nausea except right after chemo. Her apetite is pretty normal now, but she doesn't eat high fat foods and watches the sugar.

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