... necrotizing pancreatitis. In the hospital 3 months, lost 50 lbs. Came very close to losing the battle a couple of times but started recovering after the 5th drain was inserted into the pseudocyst. I have been home for 3 weeks and am able to eat as long as I watch the fat. Little nausea since I quit taking the antibiotic. How important is it to take the Creon? I can't say I can tell a difference whether I take it or not. I still have pain in my ribcage, can't take a deep breath without stabbing pain. Dr has me on Norco, which does NOT work! I am very weak most days. Do we ever really get back to what used to be 'normal'?