Hey, Shepla. Just wanted to pipe in here, as a wife. Everyone reacts differently to post-surgery recovery and pain. However, you "may" have a sore throat from the tube; you "may" be very thirsty after no liquids, so will sip throughout the hours afterward (and into the night); you "may" have really dry lips (ask the nurse for lip balm). They will give you IV antibiotics and anti-bladder-spasm medication. (You'll probably also get pills for anti-bladder spasms to take at home, too, for 2-3 days.
They will probably have you up for a short spin around the floor a few hours afterward, but you don't have to push it if you don't feel like it. They'll probably bring you soft foods for dinner, like Jell-O and soup.
Those are just a few "little" things I can think of.
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1: 4.2 (doubled in 13 mos.; up to 4.3 on 6/1)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly