Can you tell how much sleep I got last night? Not much. I'm making goofy references to The Shining...
On a serious note, I hadn't had the heartburn/reflux in a really long time. I thought that it was attributed more to stress. Maybe it's also due to lack of quality sleep over a long period of time. I can't stand it. The inability to lay down just makes you that much more tired and makes the heartburn that much worse. Last night was out of control...
I guess I need to take a look at what could possibly be contributing to all of this. I know that finding out I WAS exposed to burn pits ratcheted up the stress for a little bit. I also know that quitting smoking didn't exactly help my eating habits at all. I have gained a lot of the weight back that I had lost, but that's a temporary sacrifice I'm willing to take to get off the cancer sticks. A bad diet though...Shit. I am really going to have to find a way to buckle down and eat proper portions again. I can't afford to continue to lose even more sleep like I have been. Not to mention that lack of sleep exacerbates my PTSD symptoms, which makes the heartburn even worse. Yup that seals it. Gotta change the eating habits...again.
As I continue my life with PTSD, I will share my challenges and discoveries on this blog.