Looks like you will have the same surgeon as I did, but at another hospital within the same group.
Pre-op stuff is standard. They want to know what meds you're on and those that can affect surgery. Even though you've probably been asked that before. Also, they will do an EKG and complete med history to evaluate your fitness to anesthetics. Pretty normal stuff along with the bloodwork. If you're on aspirin, they'll want you to stop. If you're on any supplements, they may want you to stop those, also. They can affect bleeding and clotting.
One thing I would add is...the state of your mind in the recovery room when you wake up from surgery. The first thing I remember was a very efficient nurse right in my face asking me about pain and how I was doing...on a scale of 1-10. Those questions should be mutually exclusive. I kept answering "7" to how I was doing (10 being good). I believe that was interpreted as "7" on the pain scale (10 being bad). They kept giving me demerol, thinking I was in pain and I kept answering, I'm a 7. I think the multiple injections slowed my bowel recovery time and I could have been released earlier than 48 hours. The nurses that were taking care of me in my hospital room after the recovery room, told my wife they thought I was one of the happier patients they've dealt with.
Be careful with the catheter. It will be your friend for 2-3 weeks. Don't let it get tangled in anything and keep it clean (lots of posts here about catheter care). David in SC can probably give you the best advice on the catheter.
Good luck with your surgery and keep us posted.
All the best.
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.