Pancreatitis

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@HazySue (22571)
United States
December 28, 2015 9:09am CST
On Christmas evening I found out that a dear friend of mine was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The next day I was told that she had pancreatitis. She had not been feeling well for the last few months but her doctor all but told her she was a hypochondriac. She was in the process of changing doctors when this happened. I can't understand how a doctor can miss this. She had the classic systems of this disease. Her new doctor seemed quite surprised when she found out that this disease had never even been mentioned to her before. She is still in the hospital being treated and trying to get it under control. I know nothing about this disease, I only have heard that it is not good. What do you know about pancreatitis? Do you think it's odd that her doctor never tested her for it since her new doctor said she had the classic symptoms?
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• United States
28 Dec 15
this link is to the Mayo Clinic - it has all kinds of information.
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@HazySue (22571)
• United States
28 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill thanks, I will use the link.
• United States
28 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill Thanks for the link. Good information to know.
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• United States
28 Dec 15
@IreneVincent Yes, I would trust what the Mayo Clinic says.
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@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
28 Dec 15
Unfortunately there are a lot of things inside you that can go wrong and working out which is the culprit is often difficult. Pancreas problems are particularly hard to detect - that's one of the reasons why pancreatic cancer is such a killer - nobody every seems to spot it soon enough. I really wouldn't blame the first doctor - it's easy for the second to know what it is once it's flared up but the first would have had many things it could have been.
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@HazySue (22571)
• United States
28 Dec 15
@boiboing I guess you could be right, it would be hard to detect.
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@paigea (22453)
• Canada
30 Jan 16
That is the thing, so many things show similar symptoms. We really have to work with our doctors to eliminate and discover what it actually is.
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@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
28 Dec 15
I just found out that a friend of mine has been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer and has already started chemo this past Monday. I hope your friend gets the help she needs and gets well fast. I understand that it can be very difficult to treat.
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@HazySue (22571)
• United States
28 Dec 15
@IreneVincent I have heard that it is hard to treat too. I also heard that it can lead to Pancreatic cancer. I am sorry to hear about your friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her.
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• United States
28 Dec 15
@HazySue Thanks. I'm taking some food over to their house this week. Several of us have gotten together to provide meals for her and her husband. I will be thinking of and praying for your friend too.
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@HazySue (22571)
• United States
28 Dec 15
@IreneVincent thank you. It is hard when someone you care about is going through this type of thing.
@fishtiger58 (30320)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Dec 15
Her first doctor sounds incompetent. Good she switched and is getting help.
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@HazySue (22571)
• United States
28 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 that's just what I thought.
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@fishtiger58 (30320)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Dec 15
@HazySue Nothing worse than a nut job for a doctor.
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@HazySue (22571)
• United States
28 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 You are so right. Now she is very sick whereas she wouldn't be in this condition if she had been diagnosed in the beginning.
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@Blondie2222 (22366)
• United States
29 Dec 15
Well I pray she will fully recover and be able to come home soon. Time for her to get a new doctor for sure
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@HazySue (22571)
• United States
29 Dec 15
@Blondie2222 she will be going home in a few days. She is going to be seeing the doctor who is treating her in the hospital.
@marlina (76666)
• Canada
28 Dec 15
Another incompetent doctor, what else is new? Feeling very bad for your friend, my brother had it and recovered but it was very painful. Send her my "Feel better soon" message.
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@HazySue (22571)
• United States
28 Dec 15
@marlina I will send her your best. I am glad to hear your brother recovered.
30 Dec 15
i hope that everything is ok with your friend
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@amadeo (70511)
• United States
28 Dec 15
I do not know anything about this.But do know that it is not good.
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