I’m back! πŸ€— Health update + Happy New year! πŸŽ‰

Hi everyone! I’ve missed you so much πŸ€— How are you!? I know I’ve only been away for 6 days but this was my first blogging break so it felt like ages! πŸ˜‚ I feel so refreshed from being away from my phone blogwise (I couldn’t help but read some of your posts! πŸ˜‚) and hope this will be the start of many breaks now knowing that they are okay and are needed sometimes. I had a beautiful Christmas and although almost everyone I know didn’t feel madly festive there were little bouts of the feeling whenever I imagined my family and friends reactions to their presents….oh and of course when we had Christmas dinner! (Food always has us in the mood for an occasion πŸ˜‚).

I’ve had the flu since after Christmas which I saw coming as everyone in the house had it at one point but me πŸ˜‚ (I thought I’d gotten away from it! 😣). I forgot that with the flu comes a horrific flare-up of my acid reflux 😫 This means that as my nose is blocked up and I can’t breathe through it, I also can’t breathe through my mouth (which is impossible not to do) as not only is it sore but air builds up in my neck, throat and stomach whenever I open my mouth, even to speak. There’s no other way of saying this…I burp like a trooper! πŸ˜‚ This scratch’s my sore throat and brings heartburn. I drink to try and stay hydrated and help the flu on it’s way which won’t be gone anytime soon because of my immune system but this brings up the air more and because it’s acidic every burp feels like it will bring sick with it and the acid is triggering my ulcers πŸ™ of course the medication I’m on specifically for my reflux stops sick from fully coming up but this only leaves empty painful air and a constant on edge feeling about it. 

I was asked the other day when I got the flu what I found worse: the migraine side of my flare-ups or the flu? And at the time I honestly answered that I would rather have the flu any day over my migraines but I only just went and forgot all about my reflux! πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ So I don’t know the answer to that question as much as I thought I did. Not only did I want to write this down here so as to release some serious pent up frustration but I also wanted to ask a question that might be a long shot, but I’ll never know if I don’t ask will I!? πŸ˜‚ Do any of you have any tips for when you have the flu with acid reflux (or even not with reflux as maybe if I can get rid of the flu this flare-up will die down)? No matter how bad this is, I can cope in the day with distractions but at night it’s not nice laying there trying to sleep feeling like one wrong move and I could lose everything πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ so any home remedies would be greatly appreciated! 

On a much lighter note!…HAPPY NEW YEAR! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜‚… whenever I say that I have to stop myself from singing ABBA. Now we can’t moan about 2017 going fast because it’s over πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ 2018 sounds futuristic but I’m determined to live in the moment through every minute of it and let the times when I’m spaced out happen and not be fought. My flare-ups have been horribly frequent these past few months but as they continue I will not let them stop me from making the most of the new year whenever I can help it (my next post will be my new year resolutions!).

I wonder what 2018 will be the year of? πŸ€” Let me know what positivity you think we should carry into the new year! I think it should be the year that doesn’t go by quickly and if it does? We won’t mind because we will make the most of the time given to us and learn something valuable from all experiences ahead! 

Thank you for reading! πŸ˜‰β€ Have a lovely day!

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