Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I have been diagnosed with GERD..


For some of you that may be wondering 280 lbs isn't that bad, I mean I am 6'2" but the thing is that I was diagnosed with GERD like four years ago, and the doctor told me that if I don't change my life style I am going to get stomach cancer when I am 30...that shook me up a little bit. Made me question if I should be living the life style I was living.

Not only did he tell me that, he said I also have to loose weight, the funny part is that I HAD ALREADY LOST 80 LBS! The doctor didn't seem to understand...

I was 280 lbs in high school, and I was down to 210 in college when I started throwing up at night..it got bad. I would sit by the toilet all night, and I know some of you are thinking that well DUH ITS COLLEGE, you do drink! That's the funny part, I didn't drink and I would puke...I would puke up every night, some times even blood, and well it was gross to say the least.

So I went to the doctor who told me to see a specialist of the throat, like who goes to medical school saying they want to specialize in the throat, FOOD GOES DOWN ON PIPE, AIR GOES DOWN THE OTHER, END OF STORY!!!! Either way he was the man to see...I think he was good with stomachs too.

So he told me I have to loose weight and I'm like well I don't know doctor I'm pretty skinny already, I'm almost down to 200 lbs, which I hadn't weighted since 5th GRADE! SHIT! I CAN'T GET A BRAKE! Fucking Atkins! Fucking South Beach! Fuckin' shit! So I was pissed.

I said fuck it!

Now in January I was up to 280 lbs again! After not weighing that for 5 years! And I started pucking again at night...my stomach would hurt, and well it got bad..again. I couldn't believe it but all the fat in my stomach would press down on my stomach and push up acid, food, and all gross shit, and I 'd puke it up...my esaphagus doesn't close...so shit just comes up...

Too much vodka in college I suppose, they said I burned out my entire inside stomach lining that is supposed to protect against the acid, that is used to break down the foods, but is horrible for your system...

So I gotta loose some weight, I need to not puke, and now I am donwn to 255 and have not pucked for 6 months...not too bad. Hope I can keep loosing weight, but oh well.

I gotta do these life style changes like GREATT!! (GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!! FUCK!!)
  • Losing weight - shit I am skinny as hell, I gotta stay this way now...
  • Quitting smoking - I quit smoking in college, I only smoked for 2 years, it's a bad habit.
  • Wearing loose-fitting clothing - I bought all new small clothes and got fat slowly, so I got nothing that is loose fitting now = FUCK!
  • Eating smaller meals - I love eating I could eat a 72 oz steak any time of the day!
  • Raising the head of the bed when sleeping - That sounds comfortable, NOT!
  • Waiting at least 3 hours before lying down after eating - No more midnight snacks.. :-(
  • Avoiding certain foods and drinks,4,8 including:
    • Chocolate - who needs chocolate...i do!!
    • Peppermint - favorite
    • Alcoholic drinks - bring 'em ON! Vodka? Rum? Wine? Beer?
    • Caffeinated beverages - every morning baby!!
    • Citrus drinks - OJ any one?
    • Tomato-based foods - Let me get some of that V8 BRO??
    • High fat and/or fried foods - Good buy McDonalds and Burger King...
The first thing I was thinking was like no more french fries...I eat them every day..mmm!! I love french fries I think Imma go get me some fries right now....

15 Minutes later:
So all in all I gotta loose some weight umm.. yeah pretty much I gotta loose some more weight.

Run, Lift, Bike, Hike, Jog, Swim, Climb, Ryme, Dime, Time, By-em, Ty-em, Bob-em...

Either way life is about fun:
  • Go for a walk on the beach!
  • Throw a frisbee or a football or whatever you got lying around, around, outside!
  • Help a stranger by letting them go ahead of you.
  • Don't loose your temper with loved ones.
  • Be a good friend to some one in need.
  • Help thy neighbor!
Live it up!

3 comments:

Raziel Dov said...

Sounds like you're doing really well with all of this. Keep up the good work and continue sharing. It's inspirational!

The Long Islander said...

Thanks Raziel, I try am really trying to hit my goal weight.

Double said...

My doctor said to lose weight because I am at a risk for heart disease because high cholesterol runs in my family. I went from about 195 to 165 in about a year following some of the tips of South Beach Diet.