I have been off work for four months now. It is physically difficult for me to leave the house. Getting dressed, stairs, getting in and out of cars, etc is all difficult and some days not possible. Since I have settled down with my wife I have not been the most social person even before I became acutely ill. I have come to realize that I am a much more social animal than I had thought. The interactions everyday I had at work our definitely missed. I even have come to realize that several of my work friends were in fact just friends and are truly genuine and caring people. The interactions I have online our good but not a substitute for seeing people. When people come over for a visit I realize how thirsty I am for that live face to face interaction. I am definitely grateful when people come and hang out.