I want so badly to be better. We went to church today (my second time out of the house this week) and I knew I wouldn't be able to cook lunch. The food just turns my stomach. The thought of actually cooking it, eating it and losing it from nausea is just more than I can handle.
I finally start to feel "tolerable" after 5 or 6 pm and feel a little like a human being by bedtime. I used to go to bed before midnight but once the acid got so terribly bad and the LES started staying
open all the time I just hate to turn in. The reason being because I know once I go to sleep, I have to wake up and when I wake up I'm so very sick and the whole thing starts over again like some stupid acidic nightmare.
I've said all that before however.
Denise suggested that I post a new thread and I had already done it and a few people have posted to it as you can see. She also suggested that I stick to my own thread rather than randomly posting all over the place and I had made that decision already myself as well.
I think it was Denise - I don't know anything for sure anymore.
I'm glad you understand what I'm talking about
. It makes me feel a bit better. I'm an active, busy and caring person. I used to be. I think you saw where I had to retire because of the pressure with my job after the acid got so bad.
It's not JUST acid even though it really is but it is the RESULTS of the acid that wears us out when it's really really bad.
My vision blurs from dry eyes. My sinuses throb and my nose bleeds etc etc etc. Too many to list and everyone who is really bad knows them as well.
The hospital nurse who did the manometry test on me last week said "Well, at least you don't have acid shooting out of your ears yet". I thought she was kidding and she said sadly she was not. Said she'd seen everything in the world on that hospital testing table and none of it was to be taken lightly.
I'm tired of sitting on the sofa. My husband and I just moved to a lovely home. Small but lovely and we moved because I thought I wasn't going to make it when we didn't know for sure what was causing all the symptoms.
It took the recent testing to make things plain as your nose and I'm not looking back. I don't have to lose another tooth to acid reflux and I'm not going to.
I thank you for understanding.
Post Edited (halloweenbaby) : 7/24/2011 4:02:26 PM (GMT-6)