A quick summary of our 4/24 Tuesday DaVinci surgery...
Checked in at 6:30am Tuesday, surgery at 8:30, recovery room at 11:10, and let loose at 11:30am the next day.
When they rolled me into the DaVinci room and slid me onto the heated gel pad, that was the last thing I remembered til waking up in the recovery room.
Did some walks that evening and one in the morning and they checked us out the next day at 11:30am. Even ended up getting a room on the 11th floor with a view and hardly had anytime to enjoy it.
Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle was a great choice for us... Staff was very professional and informative at all steps along the way. Avis was even given a beeper and an assistant called from the operating room as soon as the prostate was out and said it would be another hour for the rest of the stuff. As soon as I was being wheeled into recovery, Dr. Cormon came out and talked with Avis and said everything went very well. He also said that the outer shell of the prostate looked healthy as well as the body cavities... He did not visibly see any abnormalities. We will get official biopsy report in 2-4 days.
Dr. Cormon said to scheduled the catheter to come out in 7 days... I have very little pain and must say the overall experience of the operation was very easy... Still have to wait for the biopsy report and the recovery issues, but we are very positive at this point.
We firmly believe all the valuable information and encouragement found on this site from such loving and caring people as you... and the prayers from you and our church family truly made a difference!
We will write up more details and add to our original postings later...
Now on to the recovery stages...
Thank You and
God Bless You All!
Ray & Avis
(aka pasayten and sun4pasayten)
pasayten & sun4izzi