Hi there Karlz9, Oh my, you are amazing! Thank you for sharing. I opened your link and read Sandy's story. Amazing!! How are you doing at this point? My elastace is at 24 and not sure what this means other than they gave me proton pump inhibitor which has helped w nausea. Awaiting results of endoscopy biopsies and curious as to what they will decide to do if anything, w my pancreas. We shall see. I wish you the very best. You seem like such a strong person. A good example for me since I am a bit of a wimp. Thank you again for sharing. Peace
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Very pleased to read your comment and the success of the Whipple. Great news! Might I ask the reason for the surgery? Was your pancreas infected or was it cancer? Did this show on a CT scan? Was your Gastren high? If so, did it go down after surgery? My Elastase score is quite low. It's at 24. The Dr. has not addressed this with me other than to prescribe Proton Pump Inhibitors which have helped with nausea. Nothing showed on the CT scan and I am awaiting results of biopsies taken from stomach and small intestines. Gastroenterologist did not see anything unusual during Endoscopy. I am a Diabetic, and the Dr. says she in unsure whether I have Pernicious Anemia because there is no sign that I am Anemic however my Folate test was positive. What caused you to lose your Pancreas? Have you become Diabetic type 1? Do you feel back to normal? Was your elastace low prior to surgery? Was the Whipple hard on you? I apologize for so many questions but I am a curious gal. Thanks for your comment and time. My Gastren level is at 1204 which is quite high.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.