I just had a thymectomy via robotics a week ago. I was in the hospital overnight and discharged the next day. I didn't have a thymoma and the surgery was uneventful - all the thymus was removed (I have pictures!). I had little pain, mainly discomfort. I go for a follow-up next week, but have been out and about. Of course, my upper body is sore sometimes, but mostly I don't notice any pain. I am hoping I will go into remission. Since I also take meds for Lupus, I'd like to cut down on those.