Edmund’s Story

My pancreatitis journey began in 2017; although at first – I didn’t know it was pancreatitis. It began with a stabbing pain that shot through my back. Since I’ve had four back surgeries, I thought the pain could be orthopedic in nature. I saw my orthopedist and began by getting lumbar shots, acupuncture and physical… Read More »Edmund’s Story

Dean’s Story

Ever since I can remember I’ve not felt well and often this feeling was accompanied by severe pain and recurring hospital visits. For most of my youth, I spent about several weeks of every year missing school or being in the hospital.  Most of the time in horrible pain that made me wish someone could… Read More »Dean’s Story

Meaghan’s Story

My name is Meaghan.  I live in Philadelphia with my husband Steve and my son Teddy. My journey with pancreatitis began in 1993 when I was 8 years old and hospitalized at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for acute pancreatitis.  Just a few months before that, my older sister had her first attack of… Read More »Meaghan’s Story

Lee’s Story

My name is Lee Zeidman. I am a Strategic Communications Consultant and pancreatic cancer survivor. I’m a native Washingtonian. I was part of the team that launched CNN in 1980. I also was a local sportscaster early in my career in Washington, D.C. and New York City. What were your symptoms of pancreatic cancer? What… Read More »Lee’s Story

Dick’s Story

For as long as I can remember, eating has made me uncomfortable.  I often felt best when a skipped a meal or two.  Maybe a food allergy?  Although I never delved further because it just seemed like it was normal.  A gastroenterologist considered IBS and other things, but tests ruled those out, so nothing was… Read More »Dick’s Story

Cesiley’s Story

How old was Cesiley when she first had their first bout of pancreatitis?  Cesiley was 3 ½ when she first had any symptoms. We thought she just had a rotavirus that was going around her school because she was not able to keep anything down but she was unusually moaning in pain. We took her… Read More »Cesiley’s Story

Lindsey’s Story

My name is Lindsey Fontenot, I’m 23 years old and live in Berkeley CA.  How old were you when you first had your first bout of pancreatitis? I was 13 years old when I had my first attack. I was headed off for a field hockey camp at Stanford University. Unfortunately, I couldn’t play because… Read More »Lindsey’s Story

Aaron’s Story

How old were you when you first had your first bout of pancreatitis? I was 24, and it was after a particularly rowdy night. It would last for a day and a half and always felt more than a hangover. Symptoms involved a lot of vomiting and going to the bathroom. I would have several… Read More »Aaron’s Story