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So my date is coming up in a week, and I just had some random questions for those who have already had bypass. Or those who may know the answer!

1. Did you have a JP drain with your procedure?

2. Did they Cath you?

3. How did you take large meds post-op? Or meds by mouth at all? Were you able to swallow ok?

Thanks in advance! ❤️

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So my date is coming up in a week, and I just had some random questions for those who have already had bypass. Or those who may know the answer!
1. Did you have a JP drain with your procedure?
2. Did they Cath you?
3. How did you take large meds post-op? Or meds by mouth at all? Were you able to swallow ok?

Thanks in advance! [emoji3590]

No drain or cath. Easy surgery for me. I was home the next day. I am allowed to take small pills but need to break up small ones.

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1 hour ago, TheAngryMeow said:

So my date is coming up in a week, and I just had some random questions for those who have already had bypass. Or those who may know the answer!

1. Did you have a JP drain with your procedure?

2. Did they Cath you?

3. How did you take large meds post-op? Or meds by mouth at all? Were you able to swallow ok?

Thanks in advance! ❤️

No JP drain, no catheter. My meds were in liquid form. I take calcium citrate in a capsule form - not a big tablet.

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No drains or catheter here either. I had to crush all my meds into a powder for the first couple of months, and they were absolutely disgusting. I tried to disguise them multiple ways and they still made me gag.

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6 hours ago, Recidivist said:

No drains or catheter here either. I had to crush all my meds into a powder for the first couple of months, and they were absolutely disgusting. I tried to disguise them multiple ways and they still made me gag.

no drains. No cath. I was told I could take anything that was the size of a pencil eraser or smaller as soon as I got home from the hospital, which for me was everything except those giant Calcium tablets and ursodiol. I probably could have cut the calcium tabs in half and swallowed them, but I just took it in powder or chewable form. I had to wait about three weeks before I could swallow the ursodiol.

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1. Did you have a JP drain with your procedure? nope

2. Did they Cath you? nope

3. How did you take large meds post-op? Or meds by mouth at all? Were you able to swallow ok? with a pill cup, my mouth, and a sip of Water. :)

Good luck tomorrow! You'll do well!

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No drains or catheter. My surgeon actually had me swallowing pills (even my fairly large multi-vitamins) on day 3 (first full day home). I was shocked and asked multiple times if they were sure but it went fine.

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They said I was cath'd during surgery but other than that no, went home next day, could take my chewable Multivitamin, blood pressure pill and Biotin had chewable Calcium surgery was Dec.10, 2019. Couple weeks I will be on regular foods! Woooohoooo

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