I just received a call from the nurse who gave me bruises. He apologized again, but he was really calling to check how I feel. He wanted to make sure that I'm keeping my liquids down and to hear about my level of pain. I told him I was just reading over the Book One for the lap band post-procedure, learning what are normal signs of discomfort and dangers to be wary about.
I am also trying to breathe more into the Airlife machine. He said he thought my level of breathing sounded okay. So onward, I shall go.