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Hi i was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis December 2006 and much to me relief as the doctors were starting to think the pain was all in my mind altho i lost 6 stone so i knew something was not right!
It all started about 4 years ago when i collasped at work due to sever stabbing and burning pain in the upper and right hand side of my abdoman.
I had many CT, X-ray and nuclear medicine tests that revealed nothing. After 2 ERCP's they could see that my pancreas had scar tissue on it meaning it was obvious that i had suffered previous attacks (this pain was not in my head). As i'm only 27years old it was the last thing that the doctors suspected. After many talks with doctors/nurses they could clearly see that i did not have an alcohol problem or drug problem.
I was finding daily life hard and to be quite honest a chore being in constant pain and feeling sick all the time. i no longer socialised with friends and could barely hold down my part time job and Uni. I honeslty just wanted to die!
In may 2007 i had a solar plexus never block that helped take all the pain and sickness away. That was until 4 days ago when i have had a major attack again and am now back on the morphine and all the other pills that u need to take.
I have an appt to see my surgeon again in november and i hope to see my pain specialist on Mon to ask if i can have another nerve block.
Idiopathic Chronic Pancreatits is the worst illness i have ever experienced in my life and i would not wish it on my worst enemy. Its really hard but i ask people in my situation to keep ur chin up and get a good surgeon and pain specialist.
Maria x :roll:
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