Kathy, Tony and Justin,
Congratulations on your decision to be banded all together. You'll be great support for one another. Everyone on the board seem to have answered your questions. Here's my suggestions:
Walk the gas out. (use heat on shoulders for referred gas pain)
Use a pillow to splint your stomach when getting in/out of bed/chairs.
Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
Take pain medications on a regular basis, as ordered.
Best of luck.
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