So my Gastroentologist, Habib, who is the most adorable little man EVER who speaks with a stutter (you just want to hug him), made a most upsetting request yesterday. The results of my endoscopy revealed that I only have mild acid reflux disease, so the diagnosis for the severe symptoms I have are a combination of the acid reflux and a massive anxiety disorder. In order to lessen my troubles, Habib suggested I cut out Chocolate, Coffee, Alcohol and Smoking.
I stared at him and blinked.
Then I said "So, let me get this straight...you are asking a WOMAN with a massive ANXIETY disorder to cut out CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, ALCOHOL and SMOKING? Are you HIGH??"
He laughed very loud. I did not. Then he said "OK, maybe just cut back."
I don't think he realizes that those are the things that keep me alive.