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Changing my diet

Friday, September 18, 2020

I haven't done a blog in a long time but I feel now is a good time to. In the past year, I have been diagnosed with Barrett's Esophageal and Sleep Apnea. For the Barrett's Esophageal, I have gone on an acid reflux diet that eliminates fried, spicy, creamy foods. Also, any meats that are high in fat. I can't have any chocolate or caffeinated beverages or soda. I had to make the choice of following the diet or having surgery on my esophagus later on down the road. Not a hard decision to make. Getting use to not having all the foods I loved was actually easy. My husband weighs 128 pounds and can eat anything without having any medical issues. So he eats his food and I eat mine. I am down 11 pounds so I guess the diet is working and I haven't had any acid reflux.
As for the Sleep Apnea, I am on a CPAP machine at night because I stopped breathing during sleep and never even realized it. It isn't too hard to get use to but sometimes I have trouble but I am not giving up. I need to use this and that is that.
Each day can bring a new challenge into our lives that we never expected but how we deal with it is how it will affect our bodies and moods. When you are faced with a problem, take a deep breath and tell yourself that you will be fine and don't stress over it. Never pays to.
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  • IAMTHEELLIE
    My grandpa had Barrett's esophagus so my mom has always been super strict about not laying down right after you eat and taking antacids immediately if you feel the reflux pain! I'm very grateful to her! Glad to hear you're taking it seriously!
    169 days ago
  • KARENWILL2
    I had problems with adjusting to my cpap, but it was because of the mask. Try different ones until you find the one that works. I ended up with the nose pillow type, because I felt trapped in the other full head gear. I think probably PTSD related.
    169 days ago
  • VHAYES04
    You really have to change you diet but it’s for the best. Prayers
    169 days ago
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