Thank you all for the kind thoughts and well wishes. I was banded yesterday, but due to some minor difficulties in recovery, they opted to keep me over night for observation.
I knew there would be discomfort afterwards, but for me, it is more than I expected. (and I have had 5 kids and generally tolerate pain rather well)
I'm glad to finally be on the other side.
Edited to add that I was discharged this morning and my husband has taken time off to care for me.