Now here's a great thread that you're working on! You've already gotten lots of great advice, and I second everything!
You've probably already come across this in your perusal of the site, but just in case, here's my early recovery journal:www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2183443
I agree with Bill, that you ought to get some anti-nausea medication and always carry it with you, just in case. I've got the generic Zofran, and Compazine suppositories. The Zofran generic is for mild nausea, and the Compazine is for when I've got full-on nausea/stomach bug, and I wouldn't be able to keep an oral medication down.
The thing is, if you were to get a stomach bug, or have nausea bad enough to retch or vomit, you could do damage to your wrap. This is most critical during the recovery stage, but it is never to good to stress the wrap with repeated vomiting. I carry anti-nausea meds in my purse at all times, just in case. When I travel I bring more along.
I've had 3 stomach bugs in the 5 years after my surgery, and each time I vomited suddenly and unexpectedly...I tried Zofran for one of them, but it didn't stay down long enough to help. The Compazine suppositories worked great to keep me from repeated vomiting, so I stopped after just one vomiting episode. I didn't know if I'd be able to vomit post op, but yup.
So that's my 5 cents worth!Happy healing,