I had my Whipple in early February of 2018. Goofed up by trying to eat too much too soon, and it set me back big time. By week 8, I could eat well, exercise ( 2 mile walks, cutting down tress, feeding our horses, and could drive with no problems. At week 10, I started Folfirinox chemo, twice a week for 6 months. I was good for about 5 -6 sessions, but by session 8 I really wanted to quit, but did not. This week I am in my last chemo session, can still eat like a horse, but am very weak and wobbly most of the time. I find I spend a lot of time in the recliner, or laying down. Thru Whipple, recovery and chemo, I have lost up to 54 lbs. I have gained 13 of it back. I take Creon with my meals. Bowels are inconsistent. Some time I only ave a five second warning, and that leads to messes in pants, which made me cry at first, but I have overcome the feelings. It has gotten bed with perscription drugs, but I do not go out without a change of clothes. If I had not had chemo, I think I would have been sailing along at week ten. MY Mayo Drs. said it was best to do the chemo, and I figured they know a lot better than me. I will say I will ever do chemo again. I went thru 6 months of feeling pretty crappy, and am told it may take up to a year to get back to a my new normal. Well. I am pretty hard headed and strong in my faith. I will reach my new normal in 3 – 4 months. Best to all in the battle. We all recover differently, but we recover. Never give up.