Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: West by god Funroe, Louisiana
A couple hundred thousand rounds through a machine gun, helicopter rides, explosions, having both eardrums ruptured three separate times, loud as hell heavy metal in my younger "party going" days...
I don't even worry about it too much anymore, about the only thing I can really count on hearing is the ringing.
By the way guys, there are eardrops and oral supplements in the pharmacy sections of the freakshow (walmart) that supposedly relieve tinnitus. Don't bother. If you're at that point already, you're screwed.
Something most of us never took notice of in our younger days: our bodies are the only ones we'll ever get. Oh, you may get lucky with a heart or lung transplant, sure. Kidney, liver too.
But there is so much crap we do to our bodies without fully comprehending the consequences. Smoking (guilty) leads to heart disease, emphysema, COPD, cancer... drinking leads to liver failure, sclerosis, obesity, dead brain cells... loud shit leads to hearing loss. Unhealthy eating leads to more health problems than anyone can list.
While many injuries are repairable, many more are not. Hearing loss is one. Obesity is almost impossible to completely conquer once you enter that realm (ask Oprah). lung cancer, survive it, then let's talk about how good you feel every day.
We gotta take care of ourselves, gents. I'm trying to raise a good kid, but I look at the rest of my generation, and others of my son's generation, and ya know what? The whole world's screwed if we don't stick around to beat some sense into these dimwits.
Come if you must, but only if you must. For the day you find yourself upon my step will surely be the night you find peace along Jordan's edge.
Without the rain, we'd never appreciate the sun~E.S.