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  • denver88 has replied to a post on the message board

    glad to hear your successful Whipple story.  i can also lay claim to your experience and recovery and be thankful things are going fine.  too often folks have bad experiences and related injuries and long lasting pain but that may, i say MAY, mostly have to do with the surgeon.  what type of cancer did they find, did it begin in the pancreas and spread as mine did, what treatment are you on (i am takin...

    June 21 at 4:44 PM view post
    • denver88 has replied to a post on the message board

      Let me speculate on the cause of pain and agree with another person who responded.  Gas build-up can cause pain, at times crippling pain.  I tried to, with some success, to mitigate gas build-up and pain via diet (cheese, garden greens, beans of course, wheat bread, dairy, etc.).  I've found white bread, peanut butter, tea, eggs have mixed results but leave out the butter/oil when pan frying.  I a...

      June 14 at 12:57 PM view post
      • denver88 has replied to a post on the message board

        glad to hear your story of success but let me ask you to summarize the message i think you are trying to convey:  stress from the job and cancer was the root of the pain problem and as the cancer stablized and you quit the job relief was on the way?

        June 14 at 12:46 PM view post
        • denver88 has replied to a post on the message board

          First, there are so to speak varieties of pancreatic cancer.  Some are less aggressive than others, some more treatable than others, and above all science has progressed greatly to treat many different types.  I had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, diagnosed in Dec 2016, had a Whipple, to date cancer has been contained.  I was fortunate in that I had neuroendocrine PC, very treatable with lanreotide monthly ...

          June 13 at 3:00 PM view post
          • denver88 has replied to a post on the message board

            Interesting side affect of Whipple, I've not heard of back ache from a Whipple and seems as though posts to your inquiry imply it is not so much the surgical Whipple but procedures associated with Whipple, maybe nerve damage?  What are you taking for the pain, I hope you are receiving effective treatment and you may want to try morphine (it comes in liquid form and pill).  Your situation, as you know, shoul...

            May 26 at 1:16 AM view post
            • denver88 has replied to a post on the message board

              I can't offer much as my Whipple went well.  If the vomitting is from nausea he might try Phenegran or Zofran, used for chemo nausea and works for most.  Is he on enzyme tablets that most take after the Whipple?  I'm 2 years out from the Whipple and still get ocassional diarrhea but mostly caused by my diet when I eat cheese and dairy product (excluding yogurt), i eat a lot of peanut butter and plain w...

              May 02 at 3:07 PM view post
              • denver88 has replied to a post on the message board

                Why are you pursuing nanoknife,n surgery, etc vs something like lanreotide at this point, has the cancer in liver spread or can't be contained with injections like lanreotide????   

                April 16 at 10:53 PM view post
                • denver88 has replied to a post on the message board

                  after my whipple i was on Pertzye enzymes, worked fine, ended most cramping and excessive gas, then insurance stopped covering this enzyme and i went on Creon enzymes, gas returned and other minor digestive problems, you might try Pertzye (speilling might be wrong) but it is very expensive when insurance doesn't pay for most of it

                  March 15 at 10:24 PM view post
                  • denver88 has replied to a post on the message board

                    The answer to your question as to whether your pain is cancer related can't be answered on this message board.  You need to get a CT or MRI scan, science is the way forward and the sooner you attend to this the better, no excuses to delay, find out what it is, demand a scan, and get a plan to address the findings.  

                    March 15 at 10:19 PM view post
                    • denver88 has replied to a post on the message board

                      I was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroendocrine cancer, had a Whipple operation and then they found it spred to liver, all caught very early.  As you know neuroendcrine tumors mostly grow very very slow. The tumors on pancreas were removed (Feb 2017 during Whipple), since then I have been on Lanreotide receiving injections monthly and the liver tumors have stablized and some of the approximately 10 shrank.  Why...

                      March 06 at 2:40 AM view post
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