Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) Support Group

Surgery 2018


Oct.17th Whipple surgery for pancreas cancer. After all the mri’s, ct scans, and tests, they found my bile duct to be 17cm instead of 3-7cm. I was in pain from may 2018- to October. I had several stents put in and removed before we settled on surgery. The surgery takes5-7 hours, they removed the gallbladder, bile duct, 5" of pancreas and 10" of small stomach. I fell into the 2% area and did not have cancer. They found a cyst in the bile duct which could lead to cancer. I understand the depression and mood swings, my husband has been a saint. I would have left me. I was going to therapy but have been pretty home bound. This poor body can’t take much more. I never give up. I’ve been through a lot but always remember someone else is worse off than me.