Dr. Fagin is one of the best in this specialty. Having him as your surgeon should give you great comfort. I'm quite surprised that a bone scan or a CT scan was not immediately ordered. Sounds to me like they are pretty sure your tumors are contained. That, in my opinion, seems to be very good news. My surgery was scheduled for noon but because the guy ahead of me got done early I was rescheduled for 10:45AM. When they were getting me ready I told them not to sedate me until I meet Mr. da Vinci. So, instead of wheeling me in on a hospital bed, they walked me into the OR carrying my two IV drips, one in each arm. I climbed up onto the operating table without any help and then they rolled the robot up next to the operating table to begin the docking procedure. Obviously, they couldn't dock the robot arms until I was knocked out. The anesthesiologist put a mask over my nose and told me to relax and breath normally. The next thing I remember I'm being woke up in the recovery room at about
2:00PM and they were asking me about
my pain level. I remember saying something like, "I feel pretty good, no pain at all." Then, I guess they put me back to sleep and I woke up again a 3:00 PM in my hospital room with my family all standing around my bed. I spent exactly 48 hours in the hospital. The thing that hurt just a little was when they removed the JP Drain in my chest. It wasn't all that bad because it was over in about
a second. The catheter was a bit of a bother because I had to have it in for 14 days. Why? Because my urologist couldn't schedule any earlier appointment to remove it. All in all, the whole experience wasn't bad at all. I hope your experience is similar to mine. Best wishes!