So my life is officially over. Well it seems as such right now. I'm sure in the very near future I will come to be fine with the news I received yesterday but at this second, I'm peeved.
So I've had this stomach ache (as we all know. Not the one I've had most of my life but a new one. One that's lasted going on week two now) and figured it was just fluish gross that is going around. Alas, I pine for the flu. I lust after the flu. Why? Because it goes away and I don't have to deal with it again till, well the next time I get it. Somehow the doctor believes (and far be it from me to say he doesn't know what he's talking about) that I have something called Gastritis. Something borderline to an ulcer due to food not stress. He's put me on a once a day medication that is suppose to block acid but then there's the kicker, I have to give up a bunch of stuff. No caffeine, no liquor, no choc, no tomato based things, no spicy stuff, no fried anything, no garlic, not a lot of cheese. I think the only things that are really bothering me at this point is the no hot tea (which I have each morning for breakfast), no chips and salsa and no chocolate. I mean what am I'm going to do with out periodic chocolate? So I've been looking around this morning online about foods I can have and recipes for meals that follow the guide lines. So far I think I can handle it. Lots of grilled meats, steamed veggies and fresh fruits. Pretty much what I know I should have been eating all along. Now I just have to eat them. It's going to be a hard road folks. Sometimes you just get the need for chicken nuggets or ice cream. I am trying to look at it in a different way though. Trying to look at it as blessing that now I have a medical reason not to eat junk stuff. I guess in a way it makes it easier to talk myself out of things and it makes me be more creative with meals. I'm sure a much healthier me will come out of this. Help keep me strong people, I'm going to need you!!!!