Re: need some information
What to expect is going to depend in a large part to what they find. If this was caught really early and it's still just in the transitional cells (first layer of bladder), all that may be needed is the surgery and then follow-up. They'll stage and grade it; if it's low-grade and non-invasive, the surgery will be sufficient. If it's more invasive, there are other treatments, such as chemotherapy or BCG wash introduced directly into the bladder. Hopefully it's early, and low grade.
The surgery, if it's non-invasive, is not quite a "piece of cake," but it's close! They should give you a medication called Pyrideum immediately after the surgery to stop bladder spasms, which can be awful. Usually you just need one pill, it works right away, and by the time it wears off, you don't have spasms anymore. Ask for it before you go in for surgery and make sure they have it in the post-op room.
Stay positive, and let's hope this is really early stage. Please post back and let me know what the results of your surgery are. Good luck!