There are testimonials about diet, supplements, Ibuprofen, the power of prayer and beating pancreatitis scattered all through the 4500+ comments.
Obviously it is difficult to find testimonials when they are mixed in with thousands of other comments. In regards to the amount of actual success people have had and to the actual numbers of success verses failure (the ratios) I unfortunately do not know. Yet …
I believe a page dedicated to only testimonials will help both new people (new to this site) and veterans as well to formulate a better picture of what is possible. So …
I’m creating this testimonial page about REAL people who have visited this pancreatitis site, followed what I do and/or have done in the past and have seen success with diet, anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, etc) and various natural supplements.
The following testimonies are real. They have either been copied from the comment section of this site, my other site (the first one I did) on blogger.com or from emails sent to me. So, somewhere I have the original as proof and I’ll add more as I find them on my sites or they are emailed to me.
Some testimonials will be long, full of pain and emotion. Some will be short. ALL of them will show proof that others have found relief, healing and possibly become free of pain and symptoms. YOU, in all possibility, might be the next testimonial success story.
One word of caution: Science and the medical profession all claim that if a patient only suffers ONE mild attack of acute pancreatitis that approximately 80% recover completely and go on to live a normal life (eating, drinking etc) BUT my experience, especially from visitors to this site tells me that those numbers may be a “hopey dreamy” outlook at best and I am almost positive that if one sustains noted damage the chances of a complete cure are remote. Yet …
Hope and trust in Almighty God, as THE Great Physician, has proven to be beneficial and worthwhile. The great I AM will and still does completely heal when that healing is according to His plan and purpose.
“I am the LORD, who heals you.” Exodus 15:26
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:14-16
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” 1 John 5:14-15
So we have exceptional hope in Almighty God who asked me to do this site so that others could have what He taught me and thereby realize relief from pain and suffering caused by pancreatitis. The hope is real.
This is not a “catch-all” question and answer page. Please keep any comments strictly on topic. Any off-topic comments will be deleted.
This page is not to be a “rah rah” page dedicated to me. The glory, all of it, belongs to God Almighty. He showed me the way to beat pancreatitis.
When you give your testimonial please do not stretch the truth. Tell it like it is. I do not want people to get false hope but I also would like people to know (if it’s true) how some of you are doing better, have overcome suffering etc. This gives realistic hope.
You can either share your testimony via the comment section below or you can email your testimony to me along with permission to post it at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for visiting, reading and sharing. I pray that everyone who visits this site finds and realizes it to be a God Blessing via better health and time well invested. May God richly bless you 🙂
Testimonials – Beating Pancreatitis Success Stories
This first story is Mark’s story told by his wife Kim ….
“Thank you for sharing your knowledge about a proper fat free diet and a compromised pancreas. Your information is a Godsend. We searched online for suggestions going forward with a compromised Pancreas and found you.
My husbands story in short is “lost 75 % of pancreas in an acute attack caused by gallstone, had every possible textbook complication with near certain mortality. The infections, cysts,necrosis, acities,15 ercps, drains and more were all the worst the experts had ever seen.” I do suggest for pancreas people who have no hope, to seek out Dr Joe Hines at UCLA. He is the head of their pancreas department and has invented/created new treatments for the most compromised pancreas. He too has followed Marks tremendous progress with your diet and is a fan. He was able to cancel yet another surgery because the diet WORKS. Mark is pain free and healthy.
The cysts, fistulas, necrotic tissue, drains, infections, blood clots, organ failure , scar tissue, blocked / destroyed pancreatic duct and frankly losing most of his pancreas all took a toll on Mark. He would not have survived if he had been a drinker or had not been as strong and healthy as he was prior to the attack both in eating habits and exercise.
However once the Drs. Discharged him we were pretty much on our own to figure out next steps and to get him pain free. Most drs suggested eat what you used to eat and a few said go low fat most of the time. That didn’t make sense to me, so we looked online and found you.
That’s when your diet plan kicked in.
Because he has so little pancreas left we don’t want to take any risks and have followed the plan hard core. If we are not sure about a food, then it’s a no.
Learning how to plan ahead and eat safely when he is away from home is our biggest challenge. But that is more about building new habits.
This week we took a walk along the beach and Mark shared he had not felt this good and so pain free since our nightmare began 1 and 1/2 years ago. Yes the drs at ucla’s pancreatic center saved his life but your diet plan gave him a way to continue living and enjoy life.
The next story is about Steve and his struggle with severe acute pancreatitis. The story, via comments, is written by his wife Susan. The whole story can be read here. This is the short version …
Hi Health Guy, I just want you to know that I was praying to the Lord so hard about my husband, when He guided me to you sight. I know this wasn’t by chance! My Husband was litterally dying. He couldn’t quit vomiting. I got the C Caps, Turmeric Curcumin & Grape Seed like you suggested. I emptied out the said amount into a little bowl and added purified water. I used a syringe to slowly inject into my Husbands feed tube, as putting it in formula did not go over so well, clogged the tube line. Once we got going on this 4 times a day, it only took less than a week to start seeing a difference. First thing we noticed, is that the vomiting slowed way up. After a couple of weeks we noticed that he was not vomiting or feeling nauseated for the most. Steve kept saying that he was going to eat Thanksgiving Dinner with the rest of us, but I felt sick to my stomach wondering how he was going to take it when he finds out that he will never eat again. I was wrong and so were the Docs!!! To make a long story short, Steve ate Thanksgiving Dinner with the rest of the family and I have to say I’m still in shock. Now Steve is making up for lost time. I really thought I’d never see this day come, I only hoped for him to live and stop vomiting and feeling sick, so he could have a better life. Everyone thought that Steve was going to die. Now we see that he is going to live, thanks to God for sending us you!!! Can’t thank you enough, you truly were God sent… Susan
This next story is from a comment made by an anonymous party but you can read the original comment here …
“Hi! I thought I´d share my story on this post since I got some very happy news yesterday.
A little under a year ago I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis after several bouts of stomach pain over a period of about five years, the last one lasting for several weeks with fever and everything.
I was sent to ultrasound and there the radiologist found scar tissue having formed in my pancreas and he said that this was caused by inflammation of the pancreas due to drinking too much (which is what caused the attacks) and ordered me to stop drinking altogether. I haven´t touched alcohol since.
Shortly after I came over this blog and adopted the regime of a low fat diet, grape seed, vitamin C, curcumin and enzymes before meals. I also took Ibuprofen whenever I felt the slightest sign of pancreatic stomach pain (you kinda know how it feels if you´ve had it before). I also made sure to get cardio-vascular exercise at least three times a week and have a certain amount physical activity every day (walks, biking etc).
Yesterday I got the results from a recent CT scan, (which is a more precise form of diagnosis than ultrasound) and to my suprise they found “no evidence of disease in pancreas”. This means that the scarring in my pancreas has healed in less than a year and I stand a much better chance of escaping this horrible disease, and the future looks bright!
I will continue to stay away from alcohol, and will also continue to take supplements, although maybe not as many as before, just to stay on the safe side.
This goes to show that there is indeed hope if you get an early diagnosis and implement measures immediately and stick to them.”
Polly about Ibuprofen …
I have used Ibuprofen for pancreatitis. 800 mg every 8 hours for up to three days in a row. This is the only thing that touches the pain and makes me be able to work. I still take the supplements with the Ibuprofen. Aloe juice and herbal teas. I can honestly say since finding this website I have never had to go back to the ER for pain control. The ER and being admitted was the worst. I came out after three days dehydrated with pneumonia and on oxygen. I wish I would have known about Ibuprofen then!
Pullin4ya on Ibuprofen for Gallbladder pain …
wow, i’m so glad I found your site and info. I started having my attack of what I’ve been thinking was a gallbladder one a few days ago. I also stumbled onto Motrin.
Even though folks on the web said nothing touched their gallbladder pain, I noticed the ibuprofen did. It took it away in about 30-45 min.
Jody in regards to Ibuprofen, supplements and grapefruit juice …
I am one of those people who was told initially that ibuprofen usage was the cause of my pancreatitis attack. It has since been decided that gallbladder sludge was the cause. I have been dragging my feet on getting my gallbladder removed. However, two nights ago I felt like a mild attack of pancreatitis was beginning. Actually, I suffered with it for awhile. I decided that I would use the ibuprofen last night along with grape seed extract, curcumin, and white grapefruit juice. This morning when I got up I still did not feel well. I was in pain so I decided to repeat. Within about an hour I felt better. I felt well enough to get dressed and go to a Christmas gathering. It worked for me.
Darlene in regards to success with Ibuprofen …
I am so, so, so, thankful that I found your website. I was searching a few months ago after having a few attacks. I tried the ibuprofen during my next attack after reading your post. It worked like magic! I just had another attack about an hour ago and a few minutes after taking the ibuprofen, the pain started easing off. It’s unbelievable! The pain is the worst pain I’ve ever had in my life…worse than childbirth! It is truly unbearable! Thank you and bless you for posting what you did. I can’t thank you enough!!! I really can’t! Bless you a hundred, thousand times!!!!!
Boon in regards to Ibuprofen …
Ibuprofen is magic for me. Thanks for your advice.
Kirby talking about his Ibuprofen experience …
Thanks for the site and the information. Been suffering from chronic PC for about 5 years. I had 2 Acute attacks and was hospitalized the first time. The 2nd time I dealt with it with pain medication. Both times they lasted 5 days. I got an attack yesterday and looked up your site and read about treating with Ibuprofen. Everything you said about how the hospital treated me the first time was spot on. Now I’m smart enough to stop eating but after reading your site I immediately took 800 mg. ibuprofen and pain was reduced but not gone. Took another 800 mg in 3 hours and went to bed. Woke up almost pain free. Today I’m taking 400 mg and reducing as the pain goes away and not eating. Worked great for me especially when I think about what I went through the last two times. So today I ordered the supplements you suggest. Thanks for the information and your site!
Double Barrel on grapefruit juice …
Grapefruit juice is working! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and accumulated knowledge of pancreatitis. I have bought grape seed extract, and will look for curcumin, as well. I already take vit C and digestive enzymes, but will add the other two to my daily regiment, as well. I will be reading all of your site and comments in the coming weeks, and I cannot thank you enough for putting all of this out there for us fellow CP sufferers.
Angela on turmeric, curcumin …
Hi, I’ve not had a definite diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis (but they think it could be that) I know it is I’ve had loads of acute attacks and now it’s gone to chronic (pain every night now wakes me from my sleep) I’m taking creon 40,000 with every meal and snack and zomorph for pain plus oral morphine when it’s really bad. Problem is zomorph worked at first but Dr as had to increase my dose twice because it stops working. Anyway past 5 days I’ve been taking turmeric (first night pain not as bad as usual no oral morphine needed) last 4 nights practically pain free! This stuff is working for me I can’t believe it! I’ve also bought some grape seed extract started that as well today. Only problem is I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction (which for the past year since I had botox in it as been ok) so I’m just hoping the turmeric doesn’t upset it. Thanks so much for all this information it’s been a big help for me I’ve seen countless drs over the past 6 year with no joy as my scans are always ok, my amlayse is always raised in my blood but not high enough for them to say pancreatitis straight away (these past 6 years have been a massive struggle the latter being the worst as it’s been getting worse) thanks again for all the information. Regards Angela
payingforprivateschool had this to say about grape seed extract …
Hurray for Health Guy!! This Grape Seed stuff (plus reducing meats as you suggest) worked – and in less than a week for me! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This stuff is awesome. Who would have thought a seed would have good stuff for us in it – not me. Thanks for sharing your experience!
John shares his story …
Your recent post made me realize I’d never sent you a proper thank you for the information you put out there for those of us who are suffering/have suffered.
My first acute attack came Christmas night 2015 after a day filled with mimosas, fine wine and delicious fatty foods. After the “brainiacs” at the hospital released me (only 4 hours later) they said to “cut back” on the drinking. Needless to say, I had another attack January of 2016, and then another in February 2016. Always getting the same b.s. advice from the doctors at the hospital. Truth is, I was drinking way too much and the alcohol was causing the repeated attacks.
It wasn’t until after my third attack that I found your site and finally got up the courage to quit drinking. I stood at the gas station filling up my car praying, making a deal with God that if he helped me heal that I’d never have another drink. I’ve kept my end of the bargain and thanks to an amazing family and Gods help I’m more than a year without a drink or any pain. Even though i have no physical damage to my pancreas according to my doctor I keep a low fat diet, no alcohol and take the supplements daily.
I can say without a doubt that your website I would at best be lying in pain, bankrupt and divorced and at worst be dead. That’s not an exaggeration. But since I’ve found your information my marriage has never been stronger, my career never more vibrant and my health is where I want it.
Thank you, Health Guy, for helping me rebuild my life
This Next Testimony Is From Pam
Pamela Worcester Testimonial: after my diagnosis in 2015 my gastrointestinal doc turned me over to his NP for my ongoing care. She was a gem and pointed me immediately to Paul’s blog. I adopted his food plan and adjusted it slightly for myself. I immediately kissed my wine goodbye and limit my fat intake by never eating anything if I can’t verify the fat content. I’m about to celebrate five years on March 13th and I feel amazing. I’ve told Paul before and I will tell him again he saved my life! Finding him was the best possible break I could have had! Thanks again Paul ?
I hope the above testimonials help to not only give you hope but to also understand that with effort your health can improve. There may not be a cure for a damaged pancreas or chronic pancreatitis but there are ways to help you live pain and symptom free as much as possible.
I’ll add more testimonials as I find them or they are sent to me.
God Bless You! 🙂