Archive for the ‘Pancreatitis’ Category

Waiting for surgery with my nasal feeding tube

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Now that I have prepared for surgery the next step is now waiting for surgery.  It is a daily wait and see now, usually starting with waiting for the team of Doctors to visit and tell me any updates about my condition, my well being and of course any information about when surgery may be happening.

So far a date for surgery has not yet been given, in my 15th day here which is also my 19th day straight in hospital it is becoming a longer wait than what we had hoped.  Having said that there has been a few complications.

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Preparing for my surgery

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

How do you prepare yourself for surgery?  It really is a question that as patients we have to ask ourselves while at the same time following what your surgeon, dietitian and other medical staff request you to do.  It also of course depends on the type of surgery you are having.

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Years of Pancreatitis, will this be the end of it?

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Since 2002 I have been fighting and battling with Pancreatitis.  Initially it was only the occasional, albeit severe, acute attacks several times of the year, however as the years progressed I developed Chronic Pancreatitis and suffer with it daily as well as have frequent acute attacks at the same time.  I am now in Hospital to hopefully stop these acute attacks and if possible remove my chronic pain … but will it?

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Dealing with my illness

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Before reading this article please note that it does deal with some real personal issues and does come across quite negative to start with, that is not the purpose of the article, its purpose is to allow me to be more aware of and be more open about my own health issues to help me better understand them. This is an accurate (as I can write it) account of how I feel most of the time. I would also like to acknowledge that there are others out there far worse off than me, however this is my story and my blog.

Dealing with an ongoing illness is not always easy, but it is something many like myself have to do and live with each and every day.  As a sufferer of a chronic pancreatic illness I know what it is like to have a good and a really bad day.  It is not just dealing with the daily pain and discomfort, but the way in which the illness can place limits on what you want to do that can really be a measure of how you feel and see things.  In addition to the pain there is often the feeling of uneasiness, floating and the shakes caused by always being ill and also the medication that is taken. (more…)

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