This wasn't suppose to happen to me
This kind of thing only happens to other people, right?
Me in a NutshellHi there!
I am a 50 year old male from the St. Louis Missouri area who had a heck of a 2018. If you are on this page, you can probably relate.
I was "Whippled" on April 3, 2018. I call it my second birthday and the rebirth of a new me.
Prior to the surgery I called myself "the healthiest sick person you will ever meet" when asked how I was feeling. I had no symptoms once my original bout of pancreatitis cleared.
Life sometimes has a different plan.
My goal for this is in part to just put out to the the universe some of my triumphs and fears. I never forget I am blessed beyond words, but the human side of me still fears the unknown at times.
I hope that you find some comfort in the things discussed and it helps you on your journey. Say Hi, Email me
Whipple Quick Stats
- Named for Dr. Allen Whipple, American Surgeon
- May lose 5-10% of body weight
- Operation first performed in 1935
- Typically operation takes 8-10 hours to complete
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg was "Whippled" in 2009
- Hospital recovery is usually 7-14 days
Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.- Dylan Thomas
Why do I want to show strangers my scar all the time? - Ron May