Living with a whipple procedure isn’t easy. Unfortunately the nature of the procedure is such that most of us who have undergone it are in such different circumstances that a strong network of “survivors” is almost impossible to find. That’s why whippleLife.
In the weeks following my procedure I desperately sought information about what I could and should expect during my recovery. “Everyone is different,” I was told. “There’s nothing we can tell you because everyone is different.” When things didn’t go quite right I was told, “You’re symptoms are atypical. There’s nothing we can tell you because your symptoms aren’t like those of others who have had this procedure.” (!)
It is my belief that regardless of how similar or dissimilar our experiences, by sharing our stories, or the stories of those we have known and cared for, patterns can and will emerge which can help those seeking to “recover from the cure” better understand and cope with this life-altering event. It is my hope that by creating and sharing this resource there will be a place where those of us living our lives with the whipple procedure can find strength, inspiration and hope.