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Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Cell Transplant.

Hi ,
I would love to hear if anyone else has under gone a total pancreatectomy and or an islet cell transplant ?

I had mine in June 2005 - it took 12 hours of surgery and 3 subsequent operations to date.

Becoming diabetic was a forgone conclusion of the surgery obviously and NO I was not an alcoholic as most people ( including medical professionals ) seem to think. I was born with a rare pancreatatic abnormality, so chronic pancreatitus has been a constant problem from birth.

It would be good to know if any one else has had the same or similar please. Thanks Debbie

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Comment by James Byrd on August 17, 2010 at 18:26
I'm have the procedure done in about 2 months. How long is the after care? How long do you keep the tubes in after surgery? All the info you can give me would be greatful.
James
Comment by Charlotte Utley on July 5, 2009 at 20:26
Hi, i've had a Total Pancreatectomy & an Auto Islet Transplant. I had it done in December 2007, I was the same as you suffered with Chronic Pancreatitis, not alcohol related & got very frustrated at Doctors/Nurses believing it was, or that I was addicted to Morphine. Are you on insulin?

Charlotte

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