Reflux is giving me the flux

At Gates Barbecue in Kansas City. A combo plat...
At Gates Barbecue in Kansas City. A combo plate of way too much food. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is probably more information than most people want to know about me but it’s my blog and this is what’s on my mind. I have been in and out of the doctor’s office for almost 3 or more years trying to find out what is wrong with me. It turns out after 3 specialist, 2 dentists, and a change in doctor that I have reflux. While I am relieved that I finally have an answer, I am also frustrated by what this means.


It essentially means that I still have some investigation to do on what type of foods that I can and cannot eat. As a wannabe foodie that seems to put a huge damper in my desire to actually become a foodie:) I appreciate the taste and textures of food and the ability to recognize how flavors complement each other (even if I can’t cook it as well lol). And now it seems that I will have to enjoy the tastes differently.


I thought when I began this blog that it would be about how I can’t eat my favorite foods any more and how I felt like a hostage in my kitchen the first night after my diagnosis. It seems that this is turning into a journey moment. I suppose if I really think about it, this is a journey moment of great magnitude for me. My mother always taught us to appreciate the taste of different foods. Who knew how valuable her instructions would be later in life as I make this journey to appreciating the gift of reflux. Yes, I said it is a gift.


I have to now learn how to put together foods that are already staples in my life with new and exotic tastes. It will be trial and error but I believe that I am up for the challenge. I just pray that there are not as many errors as my health (sort of) depends on it:)


Here’s to enjoying Just Another Days Journey…with reflux



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