According to this, the biggest threat facing middle-age men is loneliness.
I don’t buy it. My alone time is something I not only cherish but need. Without it I feel drained, both emotionally and physically. To constantly have to deal with social interaction leaves me no time to recharge. Extroverted people, on the other hand, probably don’t feel this way and are more likely to feel the negative effects. I’m just not one of them.
As I have been doing every November since 2013 I’m participating in Movember, growing a moustache to raise money for men’s health. If you’d like to contribute go to http://mobro.co/tommaszerowski.
My dad was still alive when I started in 2013 but was still in the hospital. He would bounce from there to a rehab center and back again until finally passing in January of 2014. Although he was 92, his death came earlier than it should have because he delayed in getting the proper care. If I can get even one guy to go to the doctor when something initially seems wrong I will have considered this a success.
My approach this year is a little different than what I’ve done in the past. I’ve seen criticism of Movember as just a stunt to get yourself attention and that bothered me. I don’t like attention and I really have to force myself to do Movember and communicate on a regular basis. Nevertheless what I’m posting is mostly about health issues and I’m cutting back on the selfies to keep the focus on what it should be on.
Craig Bowron asks this important question: Is testosterone testing important? And is treating a condition that is not well understood with a hormone who’s effects are not well understood a good idea?
Or as I like to put it: Getting older is NOT a disease!