Gut Rumbles

January 07, 2005

another game

Quinton has another basketball game tonight and I'm going to watch it. This one is in the Rincon Elementary School gym, which isn't far from my house. The game last night was played in the boonies on the other side of Springfield, 18 miles away, and I almost never located the place, even after 30 minutes of searching the back roads.

I cannot see at night anymore.

I worked shiftwork for a lot of my life, and I preferred to drive at night back in those days. I had no trouble staying awake, even if everybody else in the car fell asleep, and I could shoot through Atlanta at 4:00 AM with almost no traffic on the road. Just turn up the stereo, put the pedal to the metal and burn some gas. WHEEE-HAWWW!

Of course, I saw perfectly fine at night back then. My, how times have changed.

Either my rods or cones have burnt out from abuse over the years. I cannot see SHIT at night anymore, especially if I encounter some dickwit with his high-beams on coming at me on a two-lane road. I've lost all depth perception already, even if I'm on the road by myself at night--- it's like everything I see is painted on the windshield--- and if you ALSO shine a bright light in my face, I can't see ANYTHING.

I seldom drive after dark anymore. I KNOW that I am a menace to society on the road. Some people say that my problem is a result of the eye-surgery I had to correct my near-sightedness in 1996. I don't think so. I believe that I'm just an old fart now.

Hell, my legs ain't what they once were, my dick damn sure ain't what it once was, my ass ain't what it used to be, my hair has turned gray silver--- do you see a pattern there? Naw, it isn't the surgery causing my night-vision problems. Father Time just flat-out whipped my ass, that's all.

But I'm still going to that basketball game tonight.


Rob, The loss of vision at night is another lovely thing we all face as we get older. Has nothing to do with laser surgery.

You need to find a woman with a nice car to drive you around.

Posted by: heather on January 7, 2005 08:29 PM

Heather's right, it's not the surgery. She may be right about the driver too. I don't know. My night vision started going while I was in my 30's. It sucks. Do you notice it more if it's raining or wet?

Posted by: jmon on January 8, 2005 07:17 AM

I'm 51 - had surgery - I think it has a % to do with it but small. I take about 4 fish oils a day and it helps. (also grape-seed extract) You can get a Wal-Marts.

Try it - your not out much for the experiment...

Mark --

Posted by: Mark -- on January 8, 2005 10:00 AM

If there is alot of glare it might be cataracts, which are easy to get rid of.... go to an eye doc and have them check you?

Posted by: cythen on January 8, 2005 03:42 PM
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