Yes, men with MS, leave your house. Get out and about and mingle with other men with MS. It is GOOD camaraderie and pretty darned positive for your spouse or significant other, too!
There is research that postulates social isolation contributes to a condition of ongoing stress and can lead to serious health problems.
Quoting from an on-line article in My Optimum Health “It takes effort to stay connected. Between kids and work and everything else, people are busy. Sometimes it may feel like it’s just too hard to stay in touch. But if you can find the time and energy, you may be pleasantly surprised at how fulfilling it can be. Having a few close, mutually supportive friends can be a key to staying healthy. Not only is having friends more fun, these relationships may also help you:
- Feel supported
- Stay mentally sharp
- Reach your goals
- Develop a more active lifestyle
- Reduce stress
- Have better health outcomes
- Enhance your sense of well-being and happiness
- Lengthen your lifespan”
So ignore the inclination to use the excuse you “don’t have the energy” or “its too far” or anything else: GET OUT!
No RSVP is necessary (although we appreciate it) firstname.lastname@example.org
See details on the Third Thursday Happy Hour page on this blog. Click here
“This isn’t about drinking. It’s about being with other men who know
exactly what you are talking about without feigning understanding.
You can order a water, soft drink, beer, coffee, tea or nothing!”
~ Kirk P. Williams