Pancreatitis quality of life

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Avatar n tn He had so many health issues that I really doubt he would have survived long with any good quality of life even had he somewhat recovered from the pancreatitis. You loved him and cared well for him. That's all any of us can do.
Avatar n tn First of all let me say sorry to here of her illness. It is so very hard to see our pets sick. I believe you will know when it is time to end her suffering. She will stop doing her favorite things, sleep more, eat and drink less. You maybe even read it in her eyes. Keep her as warm and comfortable as possible. Take her lead on what she feels up to doing and let her stop whenever she wants to. Give her your time mostly.
Avatar f tn Also told me to take antidepressents, calmly think my day over every time this happens. I refused the antidepressents my quality of life has suffered but I still continue to hold down my job. Now here it is 8 months later still having the same spasms, pain heading to a GI specialist my family doctor seems to think another ERCP is in store. I do not want to go through that again and if they could not penetrate the Ampulla twice previously what makes him think they can now.
Avatar n tn It controls the production of enzymes for the majority of foods that you eat, and it controls the production of insulin to regulate the glucose you take in. If the pancreas is highly damaged, it could ruin your quality of life for the rest of your life. So please try to be gentle with it and do everything you can to quash the pancreatitis.
1300834 tn?1273126954 That said, there is no reason that your dog can't live a normal life span with a great quality of life. Again, fats are to be avoided, which is why junk food and human food is contraindicated. Dogs need a certain amount of digestible fat to be healthy, but sudden increases as in french fries or other tables scraps must be avoided at all costs.
Avatar n tn Since August of 2002, I have experienced four episodes of pancreatitis. In three of the episodes, my lipase levels were anywhere between 25,000 and 35,000. Although I have had my gall bladder removed and had a stent put in my pancreas to open a duct (which has since been removed because I developed sepsis), I continue to have pain in the upper right quadrant of my abdomen. I have regular bouts of putrid diarreha and my feces is polluted with small stones of yellow or brown color.
Avatar f tn In all the research i have been reading there is no data regarding long term prognosis , or quality of life in persons with this disorder. Another concern of mine is if he has to go on a steroid long term, what about schooling? I am ambivalent about him attending school while his immune system is being basically " Shut off" . This is a child who seems to contract everything and anything that might be going around his school. In the last year he has been treated for Bronchitis...
Avatar n tn i am fearful of complications from this surgery that could affect my quality of life (at about 80% right now) but the upside if all goes well would be that i could get off of the pain medication that i currently take on a daily basis. i would appreciate any comments on this or other experiences you might have endured with chronic pancreatitis. i am also curious if anyone has developed pancreatic cancer that might have started out as chronic pancreatitis!!! thanks.
1453931 tn?1285188953 Just wondering if you have been checked for the presence of autoimmnue pancreatitis? Do you still have your gallbladder? If you do, have you been checked for issues related to your gallbladder?
1264088 tn?1279484422 Some people opt to have puestow procedure and others total pancreatectomy with islet cell transplant when their quality of life is severely diminished by the pain of this disease. I would suggest finding a DR that specializes in CP for your treatment.
Avatar n tn You have to ask yourself if your dog has any quality of life. This does not seem to be the case. As difficult as these decisions are to make, stopping their suffering if often the last act of love we can do for them. I am sure you will make the right decision, We all understand.
Avatar n tn Her other recommendation is that we begin to consider her quality of life and perhaps let her go. We are heartbroken.
Avatar f tn Our frustration is the doctors are now treating his pain as undiagnosed with a bout of pancreatitis in the middle (can you believe that?) His pediatrician doesn't believe he will find anything when they do the other tests and has booked him as an out patient. because his pain does come and go especially when medicated they felt he should get on with his life and come back for the tests.
Avatar f tn What kind of quality of life is this for any human being especially in Canada? Why does a medical system fail in this day & age? Do you think the medical profession has become a business/tax grab?
Avatar n tn My life has been dibilitated due to the pain and the suffering of pancreatitis. My quality of life is much lower because of pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrheal and hospitalizations. I had an ercp (with stint) procedure done and a sphicterotomy even after taking the enzymes as directed my pancreatitis continues to become more severe. It never goes away there is no relief.
Avatar n tn I have a similiar situation-mine has been inflammed since Feb. My dad died of pancancer so I am VERY scared. My ca 19 has been up too. However, all scans clear--but I know it can miss PC. Have you gotten any feedback?
1337091 tn?1275912473 In my opinion, there sometimes does come a time when most people have to stop the financial hemorrhaging that can easily be associated with the critical illness of a pet -- even if it means saying goodbye to that pet. It's just a sad fact of life. Finances are part of the reality of the situation and have to be taken into account in the decision-making process, by most people. gmars, I'm so sorry about your Bouvier's illness. I wish for the best possible outcome.
Avatar f tn In all the research i have been reading there is no data regarding long term prognosis , or quality of life in persons with this disorder. Another concern of mine is if he has to go on a steroid long term, what about schooling? I am ambivalent about him attending school while his immune system is being basically " Shut off" . This is a child who seems to contract everything and anything that might be going around his school. In the last year he has been treated for Bronchitis...
4218301 tn?1351218199 When home I now have to take strong pain medication that makes me very sick and decreasing my quality of life further. I very much find my current state of treatment and living untolerable. I want intervention in some surgical form. They have not found the exact cause of why I have the pancreatitis so they treat the symptoms and leave at that. I have no family to help me. The pain is horrible but taking the pills and being " dope sick" all the time is too.
Avatar n tn in germany they dont do this surgery, for gods sake remove the stones but do not leave people without a very essential organ, now I dont know whats going to happen to me a life of hell since 2002, miserable, quality all gone, and am angry they do this to not just me i was 33 when had this done and to my horror i read on here young people of 18 or so that is incredible,,,,PLease think very carefully before getting this done,,,,quick answeer for surgeons and a lving hell for the patient...
Avatar n tn It made a huge difference for my quality of life. I'm a type II S.O.D. though so that can make a difference, depending on what type you are. Have you had one since your last post on here?
Avatar f tn My GI Dr's have no idea what is wrong and it has become very frustrating for me as I always feel ill and it is hard to venture out of the house for fear of having to run to the bathroom, this is beginning to really effect my quality of life.
Avatar n tn It does not take all the pain away, but it helps me to have a better quality of life and to be able to eat more. I have 100% faith in Dr. Lo. He saved my life when everybody else told me to enjoy what life I had left. I live in El Paso, TX. I fly to see him to get restented when my ducts close. He has prolonged my life and given me hope. I hope that he can also help you. His address is: Dr. Simon K.
Avatar n tn I was worried about pancreatitis, but I was to the point where this was interfering with the quality of my life. I didn't want my kids to watch mego through this anymore. When you go in for the ERCP with menometry. The Dr informs you what to look for so you catch the pancreatitis early. Catching it early is the key. I went into the hospital the morning after my sphincterotomy and it was painful. It took a good week before I was really feeling good.
Avatar f tn I'm on the verge of a mental breakdown. My quality of life is pretty bleak. After being hospitalized a year ago (cape coral fl) for what had to be the 20th outbreak of acute pancreatitis it finally broke. The doctor told me I have type 2 diabetes and chronic pancreatitis. Which is a crap combination since I overly avoid eating anymore in fear of the potential consequence. Idk what to do, where to go, how to gain some semblance of normalcy back, and it's destroying me.
Avatar f tn Thanks Ms.Cheng for your response. He has since gotten weaker and a dark skin lesion on his right flank spontaneously ruptured Saturday. The fluid was blood tinged, but not purulent (I am a medical technologist-hematology dept), so I did a smear. There were no white cells, a few reds and some skin contaminants. I have been feeding him emulsified food, but when he occasionally throws it up, I am finding hard pieces of food in the vomit. I am wondering if his digestion has slowed down?
Avatar n tn There were times when the pain got so bad I would forse myself to throw up just to relieve the pain. It would bore into my back just as bad as the front hurt. I searched going Dr to Dr for someone to tell me what was causing the pain I've had 2CTs, upper GI with small bowel follow through,2 Hida scans, 2 gastric emtying scans, 4 scopes , and an ERCP all normal. One Dr thought my pain just couldn't be as bad as it sounds - 3 others said it was IBS to get me out of their office.
Avatar n tn Terrible weight gain, hair loss, muscle cramps, dizziness, osteoporosis, am likely to become diabetic. In short my quality of life has gonedown the toilet My spec. says I have to take these drugs forthe rest of my life. I can'tstand feeling like this, and hate being fat. I have to push myself through every single day. Can't keep up with my friends or go on lenghty outings. Has this happened to anybody else out there.
Avatar n tn My life has been dibilitated due to the pain and the suffering of pancreatitis. My quality of life is much lower because of pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrheal and hospitalizations. I had an ercp (with stint) procedure done and a sphicterotomy even after taking the enzymes as directed my pancreatitis continues to become more severe. It never goes away there is no relief.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had the Distal with spleenectomy and if so has it made a difference in your quality of life?