Topic: Recovery from Whipple surgery

To all:

Dad is a candidate for whipple procedure. He has been rather healthy, with the one obvious exception.

Realistically speaking, how long can I expect him to stay in the hospital recovering? How long before he is back to the "daily routine"? Any info is appreciated.

Re: Recovery from Whipple surgery

Hello and welcome. My husband who is now 77 had a double Whipple 4 years ago in August.  If you go to our search site and look up Whipple or Lainy I have a ton of posts starting January of 2006. Teddy's was a tad different as he first had an aborted Whipple. When he had the "real" thing a month later and he was in the hospital for 2 weeks. The recuperation takes several months. It is the largest surgery to the human body, not life threatening but large. Everyone recovers differently but if you have any questions please feel free to also e mail me.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: Recovery from Whipple surgery

Hello there, my hubby had the whipple surgery April 2nd.  He was in the hospital a month,  He had several complications from it.  He is doing great now.  Feel free to ask me any questions as well.

I lost my incredible husband Dave to CC February 13th, 2011 after a 2 year battle.  He leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten..I will miss you forever.