Michael was very open about his gastric sleeve surgery and encourages his team at the office to keep him honest if they see him eating something he should be staying away from. His family was extremely supportive of his surgery. They are glad to have their dad back and expect him to be around for a longtime. Michael to this day attends his support groups twice a month and weighs in. He even keeps a set of old photos of himself as a constant reminder that he has to remain vigilant in his lifetime weight loss journey.