Post Whipple

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Post Whipple

by spiro on Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:00 AM

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My husband had Whipple 4 weeks ago. He was home after 11 days wih J-tube & drainge tube. He still has boh tubes. We are hoping that drain t. will be removed tomorrow. He has lost 25 lbs & looks extremely anorexic (he weights 130 lbs now). He is very depressed, even though we had a great news that tumor was not cancerous.

He got permission to start eating since last monday, however doctor did not really explain that much what he can eat. he said at first clear liquids, than clear soups. And than what? He has been eating boiled potatoesw/out butter, just salt and warm rice pudding. He has no fat left on him & feeling extremely cold all the time. The entire family is suffering with heat in California 74F winter....

Can someone please share with me what you eate(exactly) once doctore allowed you. How long did it take for you to get back to somewhat normal life.

I am very scared for him. I will be leaving to Russia for the whole month on the 17th for my mother's surgery (she had total gastorectomy last year).

So, I have mu plate extremely full

 I appreciate any input.

Thank you

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