Chronic Pancreatitis

I have been athletic my entire life, but almost 2 years ago got hit with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis. Although I had been using a wheelchair for athletic competition for many years, I was training and competing with the U.S. Paralympic Team, coaching and playing men’s basketball, racing marathons, and the list goes on.

A large part of my self-definition, as well as income, has depended on my sports and I was wondering if any of you on this forum had run into a difficult illness that precluded your athletics and fitness-- and what you’ve found helps.

I just keep being positive and hoping I’ll get back to it all one day, despite the skepticism of the many specialists I’ve seen.