Back from honeymoon; a true test to the GERD diet

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ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/6/2012 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All:
Well, I made it through my honeymoon on the GERD diet. It was HARD! I had to request my dinners to be prepared unseasoned ( that was fun explaining) and i lived on fruit, salad and potatoes, chicken, turkey and lean beef. All the food I would love to have was right in front of my face all day. I did eat some low fat frozen yogurt and a some croutons ( not supposed to have carbs). I struggled a bit but I didn't die. I'm glad to be home where I have more control. A true test of willpower. I also did not drink any alcohol which I usually do on vacation. That was very challenging. How I wish I didn't have this condition....

ChevyVan
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   Posted 5/6/2012 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry you had to do this! But congratulations on your willpower and self-control. You've proven it CAN be done. You're an inspiration!

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/6/2012 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
It can be done. I cried a few times but made it. Some days i felt ok other days were harder. Its difficult when you don't have control. The anxiety about eating was also difficult. The worst was explaining the condition.

new_2012
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   Posted 5/7/2012 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
It's great that you could survive on gerd diet. When you explain your dietary restrictions, everyone thinks a little reflux and your over reacting. People who thought I was being fussy, have realized that it was serious and now they don't give me suggestions or offer fatty food.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/7/2012 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
For the most part a lot of people in my life are beginning to understand. But people on vacation don't and having to explain is very draining emotionally.

poortummy
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   Posted 5/7/2012 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I treat myself quite often with frozen yogurt and so far so good.

Congrats! On wedding and self control.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/7/2012 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks. I treat myself to a non acidic alcoholic drink here and there (rum in water). It is something I reallly enjoy and I dont want to give up. But if I feel bad I dont do it. I think GERD is just intermittent and sometimes you are ok and other times for no reason you arent. I hate it.

fireworks
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   Posted 5/11/2012 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I feel the same way as you do erica.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/11/2012 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I never thought that when I got diagnosed at 22 that I would have a chronic health condition, esepcially when I saw other people eating/drinking worse things than me. I know many people who are unhealthy (drinking alcohol in excess, smoking cigarettes, eating crap food, no exercise and they are fine. I am sure hey wont always be fine but for now they are. I dont mind eating healthier, I just wish it was not so restricted and I could enjoy a few drinks on the weekends. Im down to having 1-2 neutral alcoholic drinks (rum in water) maybe once a month. And despite being on medication and strict diet, I still have symptoms. Not horrible symptoms but they are still there. I cry sometimes, other times I am stronger.

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 5/11/2012 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Erica, I echo everything you say. I cannot believe that this is my life sometimes. A year ago, I was drinking wine in Paris and having the time of my life. How did this happen? It drives me to tears, too.

Seeing people who are much unhealthier than I ever was shoveling down pizzas and fries with ketchup and washing it down with soda infuriates me. I don't even try to be enlightened about it, it pisses me off to no end. I can only have a few sips of soda before it starts burning, and I was never a huge soda drinker anyway.

I also am stronger sometimes - I will always be grateful that this disease whipped my butt into shape and I am really healthy for the first time in my life. I just wish that "really healthy" didn't include this stupid, nonsensical, unfair, asinine condition.

Hang in there, chica. We're all here for you if you need to have a good rant. Sometimes we'll join in! LOL.

Big hugs :)
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