Had my surgery Thur 5/17 at 7:45am. Surgery was about 2 1/2 hours and I was awake and in my room by noon. Everything went very well and my surgeon said that it appears the PC was confined within the prostate. I was up and walking by early evening. My stomach was sore but I felt very good otherwise. I spent most of the second day walking around the hospital and outside on the adjoining grounds. Had several small meals on day 2 which were pretty darn good for hospital food (being really hungry probably helped). They discharged me at 6pm on Fri and we headed back to the hotel.
Pain so far is very manageable. I took some Tylenol last night but have not needed anything today. I have been drinking allot of water and passing lot's of pretty clear urine. I'm taking Senna Plus to soften my stools and had a wonderful BM this morning. LIFE IS GOOD!
I believe the prayers and positive energy you sent me made a tremendous difference. The information I learned from everybody here made this experience so mush easier than it ever would have been otherwise. You helped me select a world class surgeon and hospital. You told me what to expect at every stage of this process and helped me overcome fear. You suggested I carry the catheter bag around in a small plastic bucket and a bunch of other simple small things that are making recovery so much easier.
I'm going to stay near the hospital until the cath is removed (next Wed) and a few days more just to be sure and then fly home. The fear and doubts creep back in on occasion but for the most part I remain very positive. I'll keep checking in here to help keep up the positive attitude.