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hydrangeas in late autumn

along with talking about coeliac disease and my gluten free reviews posts, i want to discuss some of my health/body issues a little more here. they’re things that affect my everyday life, and this is quite a personal, at times diary like blog so i want to share snippets of these things from time to time – if for no other reason than they might help someone feel less alone.

today i’m going to be talking about heartburn, and more specifically in my case, acid reflux. oh, that damned thing!

i reckon most people at some points in their life have had a little heartburn here and there after overindulging. but chronic heartburn and/or reflux is a whole different, painful, uncomfortable beast.

i remember the first time i had it. it was in 2005. which …was a VERY bad time in my life anyway (stress is a heartburn/reflux trigger by the way). i was laying in bed with this bizarre feeling in my chest and throat. couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me, and after a few days of having it pretty much constantly, i got it checked out and found out it was acid reflux (and a bit of general heartburn). annoyingly i got no advice from the doctor so i pretty much got on with my life. the one thing i figured out pretty immediately was that i needed to sleep on a few pillows to keep my oesophagus above my stomach. still helps now!
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the small things | 21

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tree and clouds

– getting a new (to me) bike
– having a little spare money to treat myself
– finding a dress that’s made me look forward to warmer weather
– evening journeys, looking through the fuzzy rainy windows at the shop windows and daydreaming
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