**Updated with an email from my mum**
Michael arrived back on the ward at 10.20 p.m. and this was after I had received a lengthy call from his surgeon...he told me that Michael was a fit man and that made operating on him, such an easier job as he didn't have to cut through layers of fat to get to the prostate. He said he had preserved the nerves and also had pathology on standby, as he removed bilateral lymph nodes and the joy of joys was that they were all clear and so far the cancer was contained to the prostate, but this has to be checked on tissue samples to make sure he has all the margins.
It will probably take a few days for the final histology reports to come in but that sounds promising. Keep the happy thoughts coming for a swift and successful recovery (lets not go into the details of what I mean by successful though!)