I also had Dr. Patel from Florida Hospital-Celebration perform my surgery a year ago. Patel and his team were great. Drove down from Virginia myself, so they kept me in the hospital an extra night just for observation.
The day I was released from the hospital I was out and picking up meds at a pharmacy. I think a few days later I was walking almost a mile-plus per day. I stayed at Celebration hotel, and the staff there was very accomodating.
Had no real pain/discomfort considering the event. In my case leakage problems were not to bad and had pretty well cleared up about 4-5 weeks later.
Six days after surgery the catheter came out. Four days after that drove myself back to Virginia. Was back at work the day I got back into town.
And now, a year later, everything so far is good. PSA tests have been zero so far.