Ugh, went to add a picture to show you, and I lost everything that I had just typed..
Ok lets try this again.. lol.. without pictures.. I will post them on my website.
I dont know why your doc wants you to go to the ER unless your lab work is off the charts or for pain management.
The tube went into the front part of my abdomen (looking down at my wrinkly belly) to the left. It did nothing but hang out about 6 inches. I didnt have to drain it, feed thru it. It just kind of hung there.
It went into the bypassed part of my stomach, the old, unused part. It has to stay in place for about 6 weeks prior to the ERCP. This allows for a tunnel to form. Then the GI goes in thru that tunnel for shorter access to the pancreas, liver, bile ducts and sphincter. If we werent so rearranged, the non-WLS person gets the ERCP down the throat. However, with us, they would need at least a 7ft scope and they just dont make those.
After the procedure, the tube stays in for about another 3-4 weeks in case they have to go back in for anything. (comforting, isnt that.. LOL) It was very simple to take out, and I didnt have to be put out. The GI took it out, but the bariatric surgeon could have also.
I will post some of the pics on my website under my bariatric journey. the website is www.showmetheskinny.weebly.com
Hope that helps, good luck and keep me posted!
I am very good at having opinions and always willing to share :) Not shy at all!
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