I believe your Dr operates from the same private hospital where i had mine, Greenslopes Private Hospital? Although i had a different Surgeon i can say that the staff and facilities at this hospital are amazing. I came to Brisbane for the surgery however I'm from warm Far Nth QLD. Spending some time in Brisbane now with friends until i recover.
It sounds like you have given this op alot of thought and being a nurse you would have a good idea about post operative procedures. Everyone responds differently and fortunately i responded well, just trying to consume the right amount of liquids has been challenging as my stomach is clearly not happy with me and making that point very clear. Im hoping to find others who have had difficulties consuming fluids and how they manage it. I'm happy to answer any questions about my experience with the procedure should any one be interested.