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  •  Acute Pancreatitis is not typically progressive (11+ / 0-)

    But it is prone to complications. I had an acute attack in 2004 that had me in the hospital for a week. 6 months later I developed a pancreatic pseudocyst, a dangerous complication that cut off the flow of food through my upper small intestine (duodenum). I won't go into the details here, other than to encourage Ellid to listen to her health care providers and really take care of herself afterwards. My advice is to take better care than the instructions they'll give you. An acute attack that develops complications can turn into chronic pancreatitis, which is progressive and trust me you don't want it.

    I'm usually a lurker here, but when I hear of anyone suffering through pancreatitis my heart goes out to them. It's a horrible experience. My thoughts are with you, Ellid.

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