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what to eat if you have trouble with your pancrease or a pancreatic cyst?

I have or they think it is a pancreatic pseodocyst that has recently doubled in size.  I believe they are going to try and remove it asap.  Does anyone know what to eat in the meantime.  Everything I eat makes my pain worse?  I am hungry.  Please emai me at ***@****.   I am still figuring out how to get here.
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Stay away from meat and high fatty foods.  Enjoy all the fruits and vegetables you like.  Baked Chicken and Fish is okay to eat.  Reduced/Fat Free is the best way to go.  After a while it isn't so bad.  If you eat a lot of carbohydrates, you will gain weight and be tired.  Take it from someone who knows.  LOL!!!  I hope this information has helped you.
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I agree; It is very important to limit fat in your diet.  I had an ERCP in January to remove a polyp from my small intestine, and got pancreatitis from it.  I spent 6 days in the hospital, and another week and a half recovering at home.

The dr. put me on a low fat diet (40 g per day)  In the beginning I was terrifed if I ate so much as a french fry I would get sick again, and stuck to it, but as time went by, I got more comfortable, and began to eat more fat.

To make a long story short, I was'nt really follwing my diet, and had pain again. Since I was about to go on a two week vacation; the dr. sent me for bloodwork to make sure everything was ok (which it was).  I am now attempting to stick to the low fat diet, but on some occassions I will not, and I get twinges every now and then.  It is difficult, but there are lots of low fat and other alternatives out there.  And after a while some stuff you don't even miss.  But only your dr. can specifically tell you what to eat, and how much, etc. Good luck!
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Eliminate all hydrogenated oils/fats from your diet and you will feel better.  Stick margarine, breads, cakes and cookies, crackers and snack chips, fried foods at fast food restaurants, frostings, mayonnaise and salad dressings, puddings, and shortenings all contain hydrogenated oils.  Read the labels of packaged foods.  Sometimes the labels say partially hydrogenated oils.  That is just as bad.  This type of oil is also know as trans-fatty acid.  There are alternatives in the grocery stores.  You can buy a brand of "margarine" called Smart Balance, which does not have any trans fat or hydrogenated oils.  I got my information from a book called Low-Fat Living.  Look for it at your library or bookstore.  You can buy books at cheaper prices on a website called Half.com as well.  Good luck.
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