Overall, Dom has been lucky to live a healthy life. Until just recently he had no issues concerning his health and well-being. However, Dom is currently experiencing some life-changing obstacles in regards to his welfare.
For the last 15 years, Dom has suffered from insomnia. Insomnia is a sleep disorder and can have an extremely adverse effect on the ability to function. As a result of the condition, Dom recently had his tonsils removed as part of an attempt to improve his sleep.
Doms' grandparents died when he was young. His Greek grandfather was a carpenter and died from asbestos poisoning, although he suffered from diabetes and heart problems as well. However, what Dom finds especially hard to grasp is how many Freemasons he knows that have passed away recently, and how quickly this has happened.
“It’s ridiculous, seeing someone one week and then they’re gone the next. It just goes to show that you never know when your time is up.”
Dom believes that these newfound uncertainties can make you more aware of how much someone can take for granted. It is important to manage your overall health regularly to ensure you are living the best possible life.
“These last 12 months have demonstrated how quickly things can change.”
Dom emphasises the importance of Freemasonry in difficult situations, and how positivity and support towards one another can be invaluable;
“Freemasonry can take you away from work and home life and enables more social interaction to discuss things with one another as Brethren. You might be able to help somebody, even unconsciously, just by being there to talk. ”
Dom agrees that to look after your health, you should address concerns as soon as they arise. Speaking from experience, he advises taking action such as speaking to a local doctor or family member if you have any worries.
“Don’t wait in the hope that it will fix itself. The quicker you understand the problem, the quicker you will find a solution. This is why being part of Freemasonry is so important. Everybody helps everybody; it is like one big family.”