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First question I got is Are Medifast recipes protected by copyright? Thanks for any response. Another quick question... Is a drainage tube standard? with bypass.

Surgery.

?..

asked May 09 at 08:52

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Alexandria
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The answer is Yes, however you might want to make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm it as I am not completely sure. Better yet, why don't you contact the Medifast guys because they can give you help better...

answered May 09 at 08:58

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Kendra
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I had laproscopic and I didnt have one,,, I think when you have it non laproscopic you will have tubes,,,..

answered May 09 at 10:27

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Savannah
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I didn't have one with my laparoscopic RNY procedure...

answered May 09 at 11:28

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Izabella
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I had.

Laparoscopic surgery.

On November 22nd and I did have one. They took it out the day I was discharged and it still leaked for about a weak after that. I had to put gauze over it until it stopped leaking and then let it air dry after that...

answered May 09 at 12:35

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I had the RNY on May 20th and had the drainage tube. It wasn't that bad, and had it removed the day I was getting out of the hospital. It takes a few weeks for it to heal and close up...

answered May 09 at 12:47

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Odd the differences, I had it lap & came home with one, not coming out until 1 week appointment. Have to keep it dressed super tight b/c it leaks!! Surgeon said sometimes that happens and shrugged it off, I assured him that internal bodily fluids dripping down my stomach onto the floor was a problem for me! ;)..

answered May 09 at 14:16

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I had my.

Surgery.

On 11/30 and I still have mine too. It comes out on Weds. Yeah, I keep mine gauzed up too. My doctor said they.

Leave.

It like that so it can drain a bit faster. It really isn't that bad. I am not going anywhere until it is gone, but other than that, it's not a problem..

The good thing about the tube, no one bugs you to do ANYTHING when they see a tube hanging out of you. hehehe. My 15 yr old son hasn't even argued with me since I got home with it. I guess Weds we'll be back to normal : ( Like Shelly said, the colors are cool too. = )..

answered May 09 at 15:06

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Thanks so much for the info, Not sure I can handle having a tube hangin' out of my body....getting a little more scared..

answered May 09 at 15:31

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I had a lap RNY and came home with a tube. It's really not a terrible thing - an interesting new accessory to pin to your clothes until it comes out :) It doesn't hurt, can be kept invisible, and usually is out by 1 wk post-op. (Though, if you have kids, waving it in front of their faces can achieve results no amount of begging or hollering can ;).

It's normal to feel scared & anxious as your date gets closer. Just keep affirming why you've made this life changing & life altering decision and don't let the little stuff (and a drain is very little stuff) cloud your vision of your future. Breath through the fear and carry on!..

answered May 09 at 16:27

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Trinity
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I had one too but mine came out before I left the hospital it really is not that bad...

answered May 09 at 17:43

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Danica
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Is a drainage tube standard? with bypass.

Surgery.

?..

answered May 09 at 19:04

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Michaela
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Joanie it really isn't that bad. When your up and.

Walking.

Around thye just pin it to your gown. Now when it comes out they say take a deep breath in and then let it out as they are.

Talking.

It out it was a bit uncomfortable. It hurt. LOL But if you have one you will be fine...

answered May 09 at 20:40

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Ty
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I didn't have one and I had the lap..

Kathi..

answered May 09 at 21:49

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Simon
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It is all up to the surgeon who does your procedure and how much bleeding you have when he/she is in there. Some routinely do it, some only if there is a lot of bleeding. The purpose is to drain the blood/fluid and not have it collect in your abdomen and cause problems there. I had my.

Surgery.

Laproscopically and had a JP drain. It came out at my 1 week check. It wasn't too bad. The biggest issue was what to do with it when I was in the shower! I cut a pair of undies right under the elastic waist band and wore the elastic waist band when I showered so I could tuck the bulb under the waist band so it wasn't hanging down and pulling on me..

Laura..

answered May 09 at 22:10

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Ezekiel
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PS if you do have one and know when it is coming out, take a pain pill about a half hour before your appointment, and it won't hurt so bad coming out. It was a quick pull and it was gone..

But only do the pain pill if you aren't planning on driving yourself to and from the dr's office!..

answered May 09 at 23:49

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Sadie
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Interesting saying I read " we can do anything scared that we can do not scared" Just thought I would put that out there..

answered May 10 at 00:39

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Adrian
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I too had a drainage tube which was taken out the day I left the hospital. It really didn't bother me except it was a weird feeling when the removed it...

answered May 10 at 01:30

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David
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I had laperscopy and had a drain tube took it out the day I went home. Not a big deal, when they took mine out I was ready to freak out and he had it out before I had a chance...

answered May 10 at 01:57

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Rebecca
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I had to have one cause I had.

Sleep.

Apnea then, and we take in more air...

answered May 10 at 02:29

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Genesis
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