Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Some of you may remember that I had an attack of gastritis last year. Well, unfortunately, it seems to be back with a vengeance. My stomach feels painful and bloated, like I swallowed a basketball. Not pretty.

I have a feeling it’s from eating (and drinking) out a lot and not getting enough sleep. I can’t tell you the last time I ate at home, and Dave and I haven’t been able to cook together much during the past two weeks because he’s been engrossed in his move to New Jersey. (Even when we do cook together, what we prepare is a far cry from my previously simple peanut-butter-based diet!)

I refilled my Nexium prescription from last year and began taking that on Saturday. So far, it hasn’t helped much. I’m going to the doctor before work this morning just to run all this past him. Frankly, I’d love to just lie in bed for a few days -- that may be the cure I really need!

(Photo: Chicory growing wild in Brooklyn, June 2009)


Barbara said...

It's that KFC coming back to haunt you!

Seriously, I hope your stomach feels better soon. There's not much worse than a bellyache.

mum said...

Feel better, Steve. You're right, slowing down may be the biggest part of the cure.

Steve Reed said...

Ha -- I think you're right, Barbara. That KFC is the first thing I thought of! LOL!

Gary said...

I am going to throw in my 2 cents (hey, where is the key for the cents symbol...?) My brother-in-law struggles/suffered with this issue and it turns out he is allergic to gluten.

Maybe you could ask your doctor about that? He is now fine and enjoying his gluten free diet.

Hope things improve soon.

Reya Mellicker said...

Actually, the KFC is the first thing I though of, too!

But eating restaurant food, drinking, and not getting enough sleep is enough to upset anyone's stomach.

Hope the doctor figured out how to help you. Sending healing, soothing energy in your direction.

Merle Sneed said...

I feel your pain. I've been there and it isn't fun. Rest and get well.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

wah....all that & no more kfc! and breathe deep!