right on, couldn't agree more!! I love spaghetti with meat balls with lots of onions in the tomato sause haha, that was my favorite food before i got GERD. now I don't even imagine myself eating that.
SAME THING happened to me in terms of quitting smoking, but i only smoked cigs for 2 yrs and I smoked pot for 6 yrs, I quit that too.
plus, I quit drinking too. I've been sober for last 7 months, thanks to GERD. lol the irony
it totally turned my life around, I took a big mental shock in the beginning, but now i am used to it. one thing I learned from all this is that no matter how bad it might be, you can get used to it. i think it's nature's greatest reward.