Well, Ladies! I'm officially banded. My surgery was at 7:30 yesterday - I also had a hiatal hernia repaired during my surgery. I had to stay the night - my doctor's preference for everyone. I was realeased at about 11:30 this morning.
So far I'm not in any pain. I have an On-Q pouch attached to my stomach that is releasing numbing medicine. It will come out tomorrow so I'm guessing I will have some discomfort tomorrow. I had some difficulty with nausea last night but luckily I was still in the hospital so they were able to take care of it.
I'm okay with drinking the protein shakes about four ounces at a time. I'm having trouble with water though - as soon as I drink a couple ounces I have this horrible pain in my upper chest. It's the weirdest thing.
I had the gas pain in my shoulder for about 7 hours after surgery, but I don't have any of that know so overall I feel pretty lucky.