Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Oh how I miss you

So I went back to the doctor this week and I have been diagnosed with GERD. I'm back on medicine and have some diet and lifestyle changes to make. Since getting sick I've stopped eating a lot of things because I've been having such bad heartburn and acid, but I'm officially limiting several things now. So goodbye caffeine, onions, fried and fatty foods...not that I eat too much of this, but um bye french fries and falafel...goodbye spicy foods and tomatoes and alcohol...oh and the big one, goodbye dairy!!! Ok so really the dairy is an experimental thing. I've been noticing diary is not sitting well, so my doctor has suggested I eliminate it for a period of time and than slowly reintroduce dairy products back into my diet to determine how I tolerate it. This hopefully means I will just need to have dairy in moderation, but we shall see. Removing dairy will be hard for me as I eat a lot of it. I love my yogurt and berry breakfast and I'm not sure how I'm going to live without cheese...oh and lets not forget milkshakes.....argh! But like a 12 year old client told me this week "It's ok Miss Erin, it's just cheese!" I'm hoping that once my body settles down I will be able to have some of these things again, I may just have to limit how often I treat myself. In the mean time I'm having to readjust my cooking routines and spend more time figuring out what I'm going to eat and how I'm going to consume enough protein. I guess if this new diet becomes a long term thing I will have to find some new recipes and figure out ways to modify some of my old favorites. Here's hoping these diet changes make a difference and I can start feeling like myself completely again!

4 comments:

metrochic July 9, 2008 at 11:51 PM  

holy smokes, that's a long list! but i'm glad they finally figured out what it is. can't wait to hang out again soon. have you gotten any goodies from SIStv yet? lemme know. xo.

Ally July 11, 2008 at 8:14 AM  

So glad you are back in the swing! I've missed you! We don't yet have a date scheduled for August (none in July) but here's hoping you can join us!

Andrea July 16, 2008 at 1:09 PM  

Oh that is just plain awful ... but at least it's something and I hope that it'll bring you back to your normal happy self :). Maybe you can sneak in a few "cheats" while you're in Oregon?!? ;).

Good Luck!!

Silvitanova July 20, 2008 at 2:51 PM  

I'm sorry to hear about that long list, but I'm happy for you that you know what's wrong at last!
...You've blogged a lot in the past weeks...I have to do a lot of catching up!

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