I had robotic surgery over 2 yrs ago.
Spent one night in the hospital. Went home the next day with a supply of meds for pain, but I didn't need to take them.
I had very little pain from the surgery itself. The biggest discomfort was from sitting in the wrong position.
Nix that! BIGGEST discomfort was from "my friend" (the catheter!)
Overall, it actually went smoother than what I thought.
The best decision that you have made so far is finding this website........it was so helpful in my days leading up to my surgery and after.
Last PSA before diagnosis: 2.9
Diagnosed: Oct 2007 (age 51)
RALP surgery: Jan 23, 2008 (Dr Costas Lallas @ Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia)
1st Post-op appt: Feb 1, 2008 (negative margins, cancer contained within the capsule)
1st PSA post-op: May 23, 2008 - <0.1 undetectable
2nd PSA post-op: August 28, 2008 - <0.1 undectectable