HGH & FMS Experiment

Where Human Growth Hormone Meets Fibromyalgia

3/23/2004

Posted by Thumper on February 3, 2007

Without my glasses, I’m blind as a bat. If I take them off and try to read words on the monitor, I have to practically jam my nose up against the screen, otherwise it’s just a giant blur. I’m sure 90% of the people out there know what it’s like…

And I like to swim–but swimming requires the removal of the glasses in order to put the swimming goggles on, which means I can barely tell if there’s anyone in the lane next to me. I can see the giant blue line at the botton of the lane, but that’s about it.

So…I decided to get contacts. It works really well; since I wear goggles they don’t float right out of my eyes while I’m swimming, and I can see where other people are in the pool (which helps if I get stuck in the shallow end and am waiting for a lane to open up.) There is a downside to good vision in the YMCA swimming pool.

It’s filthy. I mean, I knew it wasn’t the cleanest pool in the world, but now that I can see fairly well under water, I’m really grossed out. There are little splotches of dirt accumulating in various places on the bottom of the pool, there’s gunk floating through the water, something unidentifiable in between the tiles that make up the giant blue line… Completely icky.

I really would like to find another pool to swim in, but since we’re only going to be here for another 8 months or so, I may be stuck. Stuck and really grossed out.

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