Yeah, get off yer ass and go pile up some ham, a little turkey, every frickin kind of cheese you can imagine, some salt, a little pepper, maybe a jalepeno if you're feelin' like a man, some hot sauce, slap the bread together, take a bite, and say, "This one's for you Ratch!" I have GERD, have had it for about 10 years. I haven't done squat about it until friday night I ended up in the Emergency Room... Right about now I can't have a glass of water without it being torture, forget any form of solid food... I go tomorrow for Endoscopy, and with my luck, I'll walk out knowing how long I have to live. It's a little scary; my uncle went through the same exact thing. About a year ago he finally started to do something about his, and 6 months later I was at his funeral. He ignored his heartburn, and it killed him. I've been ignoring mine, and I can no longer eat (hopefully remedied tomorrow). Go eat some stuff while you can, and appreciate the ability to swallow!!