Hello. I have recently under gone two procedures which has involved my Pancreas. I live with Chronic Pancreatitis.
It took me ten yrs to find a doctor. Finally, after loosing so much weight, my internest, (reg doctor) referred me to
Indianapolis, North side Gastroenterology. Well, the two procedures were, one to place a stent in bile duct.
That one was not suppose to have made me have pancreatitis, but it was one in a million. I guess I was that ONE>\\
The next? Just 13 days ago? I had a celiac block done. In which they burn the nerves around the pancreas.
I thought. finally.. then, about 2 days after the procedure? I began with all symptoms all over again. Could not
eat, drink, smoke, (good, huh?) put nothing in my mouth. I had nausea, and a beginning of a complicated
migraine. My back ground surgeries included (I had GERD so bad it took my voice away for 6 months.)
Then, I had a Nealson Fundeldoplication. surgery in which the Doc. takes part of your stomach, pulls it up
to a part of your esophagus cuts, and places a band around it. So, I can never vomit again. When I get nauseated?
I actually feel it in my chest, and between my shoulder blades, and must take phenergan when this happens,
which it still does pose a problem for me.
I just wanted to get an idea of how many of you have had your pancreas removed, how was pre op? how was
post op? What kind of foods could you eat afterward? How long a hospital stay? Because, now... They want
to place a temporary Feeding tube in me to see if it will work, and I am so afraid of non necessary surgery, I
am waiting to see if I qualify for medicade. I only have medicare. Yes, I am only 53yrs. and receive Medicare,
because I no longer can work, and if I could work? I would be out there doing anything, poop scooping, or anything.
Please let me know something, I see my Doc on the 25 of April.. Oh, while in the hospital? I only saw him, like
twice? The other times? I saw (a God aweful Doctor who changed my meds all around, including my Psychiatric
Meds) Plus told me, "Oh, so you are the one who "Wants" a feeding tube? Such non professional. Then, the surgeon, came in and said, "Who is taking your case?" I looked at him.. and said, My Doctor. Let me out
of here. So I can go home. He did. I drove to Docs. so I drove back home.