It sounds like DB is about the same age as I am. I am weeks post surgery using the daVinci robotic.
I wouldn't worry about the call from the GP. Many times they don't remember which patient is doing what and just make these calls as a routine.
Although everyone is different, the surgery should go just fine. Mine took two hours longer than normal because the doc said my pelvis was very narrow and deep so stiching thngs back up was more difficult. I was in hospital overnight and the catheter was out at 7 days post op.
My incisions are pretty much healed up except for a very small scab on one, I'm still a little tender inside but I have no trouble sitting up as normal.
Excercise afterward is important. Everything you read says that walking is critical. I have been walking for 45 min. twice a day since I got home. Today I even started back to the Gym. Used the elipitical trainer for 30 min.. No heavy lifting yet though, 10-15 lbs. should be OK.
Continency is getting better and I usually use only one pad a day.
Everything will be OK! Stay in contact so you can get the support yu need.
Diagnosed July 2007
PSA-4.0 (Free psa 11%)
Biopsy August 2007 - 2 of 4 on Right Side with 20%, Stage T1c
Cat Scan & Bone Scan both Clean
Planned DaVinci Surgery Nov. 26th RWJUH Cancer Center, New brunswick, NJ
11/27/07 Home & on the road to recovery
12/4/2007 Catheter Out!
Pathology Report: Gleason 3+3=6
Organ contained Negative Margins