I don't mean for this blog to be turning into the Blog of GERD, but since it's pretty much been my life for the past few days, you get to suffer along with me! I'm hoping that it's at least slightly entertaining.
Yesterday wasn't easy. I stopped for tea (white tea!) on my way to work, and it was great until right after the first sip - when the burning started up again. I waited for the tea to cool completely and I was able to drink it without too much pain. But when it's snowing, you want something warm, right? Gah. POINT: GERD.
Lunch also presented a problem. I really wanted soup, but knew that it would be a waste. I ended up getting sushi, and it was a brilliant choice - soft, no pointy edges, and a mild taste. I had water instead of hot green tea. POINT: Heather.
Per doctor's orders, I have to try and not eat anything for four hours before going to bed. Which sets my dinner at 6 pm at the latest. That makes my life difficult as I usually don't get home until 5:30 at the earliest. I enjoy relaxing for a bit, planning dinner in my head, and then casually cooking it. I usually eat by 7:30 or 8. But no more!
(This also raises a question: So I eat dinner at 6, I go to bed at 10, and I get up at 6 am. I will have not eaten anything for twelve hours. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?)
Anyway, I don't get paid until Friday, so my fridge is pretty much empty but for condiments and refilled bottles of tap water. And an unopened bottle of champagne from my mom. There might be some eggs in there, too, but I wouldn't recommend eating them. POINT: GERD.
I reheated some spaghetti sauce from the parents and cooked up some pasta. Delicious, right? Turns out, spaghetti sauce is super acidic. So I ended up eating Cheerios from the box for dinner, and I was full and just fine. POINT: Heather?
Winner: GERD. No one wins against GERD. At least not in the first week, apparently.