I made a test yesterday. Eating a KFC fried chicken. A test on how it goes on my digestive system – without gallbladder.
Fried chicken and gravy in fastfood – I don’t know what’s the total fat content of this. What I know is that this food should be avoided for the person without gallbladder. It falls under the “foods to avoid” in food list: Fatty foods – fried meats.
My fasting for KFC fried chicken for about 5 months ended yesterday. Since my first gallstone attack last August 2009, I stopped eating KFC fried chicken. Then came yesterday, my wife and I decided to eat lunch in the mall since we were going to buy our weekly consumption. My wife said that I should take the breast part because it has all meat and less skin. But I said no. I want to eat my favorite part – the thigh.
I was thinking of the worst case scenario – a sudden diarrhea. And I was also thinking of the solution – nearest pharmacy and rest room. The pharmacy was not a problem since it was a watson’s pharmacy located in the ground floor, below the KFC. And the rest room was also not a problem because SM-Cebu has more because of the addition of its North Wing. Because of these, I assured myself that if ever the worst case scenario happens, I already had plans.
I took my first bite not on the chicken but on fried french fries, which is also part of the “foods to avoid” in food list: Fatty foods – french fries. I ate about 5 sticks then proceeded to my fried chicken. I slowly ate the chicken. And sipped a cola, which is another “foods to avoid” in food list: Caffeine containing beverages – colas. Wow, I was taking in the foods to avoid. After I was done eating, I felt some gas mumbling in my stomach. But I did not mind it, I sipped more Pepsi. Then burped out the gas. At that particular time, I said to myself that I am okey – I passed the after-eating diarrhea.
We went out of the KFC and strolled. My 1-year old son enjoyed the things that he saw. He enjoyed malling. But my son fell asleep so we stayed in the bench near a coffee shop. I did not notice the time and I did not count the time after I ate. But I was glad that no diarrhea occurred.
We went home after buying groceries.
We ate dinner and I thought that the diarrhea might occur after dinner. But not. I was glad that there was no diarrhea, no stomach pains, no epigastric pains, no back pains. Nothing.
I just hope that it will continue to be so…