Thursday, January 13, 2011

Putting out the Fire

One of the things that sucks about getting older is that you find yourself with the same maladies that your parents generation had.  One of those things for me has been bad, bad heartburn.  If I eat something spicy it  comes back and haunt me at night.  If I drink too much caffeine same thing.  The worst, if I eat too much chocolate, the heartburn keeps me up at night.

Earlier this week I had a really, really bad bout of heartburn. Really bad.  It kept me up for a couple of hours at night which is bad when you have to go to work the next day.  As I was walking the hallway trying to find some relief from the fire in my chest, I decided that everything mentioned above is going to  be cut out because I value my sleep more than I value any of those things.

Cutting out spicy food isn't a problem for me but soft drinks and chocolate, that hurts.  But I haven't had heartburn since Monday, the day I stopped everything.  So I guess it's working.  Sleep has been better too since I don't feel like I'm on fire any more.  It just amazes me that I now get what my mom's generation was talking about because I am that generation now. How time flies.


3D said...

Hugs...that is hard. I have switched to flavoured seltzer water to help curb the sweet tooth. It might an option to have that for the fizzy goodness but no calorie nor heartburn.

Keep smilin!

M and M said...

I have had stomach issues for 10 years now. NOT FUN!

I am glad you are feeling better and I hope it is for the long haul.

Two Kayaks said...

I am so glad that you have figured out what is making you feel rotten and I hope you continue to feel less toasty. Tanya and I were just talking the other day about all of our ailments and how old we are getting. Sigh.

Michele said...

That just sucks for you that you have to cut out those things. I would go crazy if I had to do the same.

redmaryjanes said...

I am feeling my age too. Just ordered some reading glasses. Have to have more dental work done.
Hang in there my friend. :)

Anonymous said...

I hate those maladies that remind us of our age.