You're young, so you should expect a quick recovery from the surgery. As a number of people have said: it is major surgery and a complicated procedure. But you have chosen your surgeon wisely and you should go in with a confident attitude. Don't worry about
anything you can't control.
Just get there on time, as the hospital runs on a schedule. You probably want a pair of shorts to come home in. That will make the catheter more comfortable.
Walk as quickly as possible. Don't push yourself right away. There will be time for that later on.
I've advised others to buy some compression socks to wear while you're at home. I ended up with blood clots, and wished someone had suggested the socks.
Age at diagnosis-66 Diagnosed 6/16
RALP 10/16 at U of Chicago, Dr. Shalhav. Experienced internal bleeding post op requiring transfusion of 2 units.
Pathology Gleason 3+4=7, tumor volume 15% Margins negative except for one focal margin, .1mm
PSA @ 6 wks <0.02;16 wks <0.02; 5/17 <0.02