Michael's surgery for Oesophageal Cancer is scheduled for Saturday 22
September in Sydney.
He will spend up to three weeks in hospital to recover from the
oesophagectomy (the removal of his oesophagus and many of the lymph nodes
in the region) before returning home to Canberra to continue his
Initial tests last week revealed the tomour had shrunk as a result of
radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Doctors hope to be able to remove all
remaining evidence of the cancer during surgery.
Michael is expecting to make a full recovery and return to bike riding and
skiing in 2008.
On the weekend, he and partner Penni Lewer we married at their home in
Canberra in the company of close family and friends.