Jenny’s Story

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Jenny J., 34, from Chicago, IL was diagnosed with pancreatitis at a young age. She had to go to more than one physician to get the correct diagnosis. Her pancreatitis affected every facet of her life but she has not let it destroy her. She has learned to become her own advocate, seek support, and …

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Alexis’s Story

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Alexis R., 16, from Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with pancreatitis when she was 15-years old. Prior to pancreatitis, she was a normal teenager who went out with friends and was full of energy. Her new normal with pancreatitis looks a little different, and she is adjusting. Pancreatitis takes a toll on a person, physically, emotionally, and …

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Michael’s Story – A Caregiver and Patient Perspective

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Michael*, 16, was just 3-years-old when he was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Michael and his Mom share his pancreatitis story through the lens of a patient and caregiver. How old was your son when he was diagnosed? What were the initial symptoms? Michael was 3-years-old. He had no fever, threw up and had been feeling ill …

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Aidel’s Story

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My introduction to pancreatitis began at age 6. For the next four years I experienced repeated episodes, however, my pediatrician dismissed it as a virus each time. At age 10 the episodes lasted for six weeks before our pediatrician ordered labs. My enzyme levels were elevated and I was taken to the ER in a …

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Melinda’s Story

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How old were you when you first had your first bout of pancreatitis? My first known bout of acute pancreatitis was in 2006, I was 38 years old. I have since had a few recurrent bouts of acute pancreatitis, on top of my chronic pancreatitis. What did you think it was initially? My grandmother had …

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