I am 61. A year ago today I was diagnosed with a genetic mutation for pancreatic cancer (hereditary). This gene also carries a 90% risk for breast by the age of 70. I had a double mastectomy in late June of 2016, 3 weeks later I had an MRI of my pancreas which showed multiple cysts on my pancreas, upon biopsy these proved to be premalignant. In September on my 61st birthday I had a whipple procedure (removal of my spleen, gallbladder, part of my stomach, part of my small bowel, and in my case my entire pancreas) becoming a surgically induced type 1 diabetic. I have to take pancreatic enzymes to help me digest my food, and I have GI issues, ugh... I went from an athletic 128 pounds down to a scrawny 103 in 3 months. I am now up to 108 almost 8 months later. My glucose fluctuates wildly at times for no apparent reason, which is very frustrating for this control freak. LOL While I am not sure if I can continue to do cross country ski marathons ( I did 5 in 2015, longest one 56 miles) I would like to ski short races of about 18 miles. If anyone has any advice on how to gain weight, control glucose during exercising and after it would be greatly appreciated.