by Innocent Vicent
(Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
I would like to share my current experiences after whipple.
I had a tumor in the head of the pancreas and it was stage 2 when diagnosed. After about 2 months of suffering with jaundice, severe back pain etc., on 13th April 2016 at 0600am the whipple procedure was administered and it took about 13 hours operation. I made it to the ICU at around 0800pm that day.
Had to stay ICU for more than a month under close supervision after which they took me to the ward of which I stayed again about 3 to 4 weeks then discharged.
After few weeks I started the chemotherapy and it is here again the pain same like before the procedure... Severe constipation, severe back pain, paralysis of the lower limbs, loss of the urine and fecal control, headache, nausea etc.
I am now on the fifth chemo and have paralysis of the body from the thorax through to the lower limbs and full loss of control of urine and fecal emptying.
I have contacted back my surgeon and unfortunately has not come back to me and so I started roaming around for any immediate help or information available without success.
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