I have a 4cm on head of pancreas and just under 4cm on tail and many smaller ones in the body. Been very sick at beginning 2013, vomiting, diarrhea, bad pain. Lost 40lbs. In and out of hospital. No treatment except iv, broth diet and now pancrealypase capsules. Now for months vomiting and diarrhea better. Still weak, tired and gained back weight. Had very excessive sweating. Just had CA19-9. 1st high rate of 122. What does this # mean? Doctor missed it. I saw on my copy and called and will repeat test in a couple of weeks.
had Celiac Plexius last June--horrible, pain got so much worse. Couldn't move for 2 weeks. They used Phenol. Had great hopes for pain relief. Had ERCP (pain started mar. 2010). EUS Nov.2011. All say Whipple. I am 70 and not in good shape. The Whipple sounds pretty bad for maybe not good outcome. Why has vomiting and diarrhea become so less. hardly from every day and night?