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Whipple procedure and follow up chemo

Pancreatic Cancer | Last Active: Aug 2, 2020 | Replies (52)

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I started with small portions about 5 times a day. Now, 2 months after surgery, I have 3 meals, and some sort of small snack between them, and in the evening. It may be some apple slice, cookies, ice cream, popcorn, or a sandwich. I know that is not the best diet, I try to limit my portions, but find I can put down a pretty good amount with out discomfort most of the time. It is not the amount I used to eat. I lost of 40# (204# down to 160#) and hate to look at myself in the mirror. I would like to get back up to 185, and could live with that. I am getting out to walk the dogs a mile or or more at a time, and have been doing some light outside chores. Was at a follow up at Mayo on 4/1, and they thought I was doing well, even though I think I should be farther along on getting back to my new normal. Other Whipple survivors I have visited with say I am doing well, so I need to ramp up my patience factor. Am curious about your Whipple experience, and if you had follow up chemo. A sincere "Thank you" for you reply.

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@dakotarunner I started at 293#. I dropped down to 213#. Now I'm back up to 235# coming up on 5 years after my surgery. Keep up the exercise to build up your strength and give yourself some time. I'm guessing you'll eventually put some of that weight back on.