When Michael look’s at obesity “as to whether it's a disease or not, I actually look at it almost like an alcoholic, and I look at it as if I'm an alcoholic.” His health problems were such that his doctor told him he could keep him alive, but three pills a day would grow to five than seven or more if he did not address his weight problem. That and a clear recognition that his life had become sedentary to the point he couldn’t even play with his grandfather lead him to seek out bariatric surgery.
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