Aug 10, 2009 - 2:52 pm
In the morning my wife and I head up to Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tn for my appointment for the DaVinci Surgery with Dr. Smith at the controls. Tomorrow is spent with all the hospital pre-op questions, tests, forms etc. Wednesday morning at 6am I actually check into the hospital with surgery scheduled to begin at 9am. Seems like I have been waiting forever since I was diagnosed back in April. But I used the time wisely exploring my options (Explored radiation, seed implants and surgery), talking to Doc's, reading prostate cancer books and of course getting support from you on this forum and other forums.
I have one final question for you...does the Robot like Roses or chocolates since its a first date? I hope they knock me out good so I don't remember if the Doctor starts yelling "BAD ROBOT!" LOL. Also if R2D2 or C3PO shows up in the surgery suite I'm canceling the date!
At any rate, see you guys on the other side when I'm sure I'll be asking those that have gone before all the other type questions.
Thanks again for all your support. I'll post something on how it all went at some point post surgery. If all goes as planned they will discharge me Thursday with that souvenir called the catheter.