Yes, listen to Bobish. Walk walk walk. It is the best way to help shift the gas. Do laps around the floor. You do need to eat and drink so you can be released in good condition, and be sure your pouch is fully functional. You do not have to eat off the hospital menu, I called the kitchen every day and they sent me the simple bland foods I could tolerate - farina, yogurt, how about a peanut butter sandwich?