I was diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis in December 2016 after 4 months of pain and tests. At the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, several stones were removed from my pancreatic duct and a stent was placed. After about 6 days, I was almost pain free, my appetite returned and I began to regain a little of the 40+ lbs I had lost. For about 7 days this was how I felt. Then the pain began to return and remains today (9 days). Although not as severe as pre-stent placement, it is enough to really drag down my quality of life. I am scheduled to have the stent and any subsequent stones removed in about 10 days. My main questions are: Am I going to be in pain the rest of my life? and If so, what are the options for long term pain management?