So, I pile up my plate with Muscles, Shrimp (both cooked and raw), Crab, stuffed clams, Mushrooms, Green beans, a spring roll, an egg roll and boneless spare ribs—well not piled it up really—but I did go back for seconds! Then I hit the desserts—Jello, Chocolate pudding, 1 macaroon and 1 almond cookie. Oh—I ordered iced tea as a beverage. My Mom was much better then I was—chicken (a couple of types) some lo mein, green beans and some other veggie-for dessert she had a plate full of fruit.
The trouble began with the iced tea. I proceeded to put in 1 sweet n low—and took a long drink—tasted a bit sweet but then I like sweet. My Mom took one sip and started complaining—turns out it was SWEET TEA—she had it switched to diet Coke—I kept drinking the tea. Meanwhile it became apparent to me that almost everything was in some kind of sauce-other then the cold shrimp. Now sauces (which I normally do not like anyway) generally are high in sugar. I also have a bad gallbladder which is why I normally stay away from fried foods (spring roll, egg roll). By the time I got up to leave that restaurant-I was not feeling too well. I was experiencing hot then cold shivers, my stomach was killing me, I could barely stand up and I certainly was not going to tell my Mom! Turns out she was not feeling all that well either. But since Mom still had things we had to accomplish off I drove. My last stop was a CVS to pick up some seltzer for her. I really thought I was going to pass out while waiting to pay—the pain was excruciating and I was dizzy!!
Well, I got her home then got myself home. Needless to say I had nothing to eat last night. I knew my sugar was high as a kite and suspected my gallbladder was also giving me trouble. I probably should have taken a metformin but didn’t. I could barely lie down and it was impossible to sit at my computer—I chewed up 7 Tums (more sugar) and 2 Gas-x (more sugar)—I finally got to sleep. It took until just a little while ago (almost 15 hours) for my sugar to go down and for my gallbladder to relax and for me to feel semi human.
Moral of this tale—if you are going to eat out—be VERY careful what you put on your plate-stay away from sauces unless you make them-and ASK about the iced tea—you want it UNSWEETENED!!
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