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Tooth & Nail ~ Surviving Dental Work With Fibromyalgia

November 4

Having two needles injected on the back bone of  both sides of the mouth, drilling out old fillings ‘jack-hammer’ style, and having your jaw unhinged for 2 hours like a yawning python, usually doesn’t make the top 10 on the ‘what I’d rather be doing’ list.  Now throw in the increased pain sensitivity due to abnormal amounts of chemical P produced by the brain as well as a lovely bout of ‘post-exertion’ malaise, and you have the rainbow cocktail of fun that is the dental experience of the person with Fibromyalgia.

Surviving dental work with fibromyalgia

Oh yes, there is also the issue of normal amounts of anesthesia just not quite cutting it anymore.  You see, because of the exaggerated pain response accompanying FMS, there are two options;  #1: more needles going through the jaw bone and an hour or two tacked on to the ‘Fat Albert’ after effect,  or #2: a sweat drenched, white knuckled, full body clench.  I opted for the clench.  Hence the post-exertion malaise.

Ironically, I chose to share a recipe that I won’t be attempting to eat tonight, but hopefully you all will enjoy.  Through the culinary wisdoms (no pun intended) of chefs Gordon Ramsay and Ina Garten, I have gleaned the techniques of how to make a perfect pan fried steak.

~Pan Fried Peppercorn Steak~

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~2 petite cut sirloin steaks

~very course crushed peppercorns

~garlic salt

~1 1/2 TBSP olive oil

~1 TBSP butter

Combine peppercorns and garlic salt on plate and press both sides of steak into seasonings.  Heat oil and butter in pan and add steaks when very hot.  Cook for 4 min on each side.  Remove to plate and cover in foil allowing to rest for 10 min.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Kari November 6 at 3:33 pm

    Good luck! That sounds miserable! I just wanted to say hi and thank you for following! If you have been missing my posts, its because I actually switched up my blog host. I’d love to still connect with you! You can refollow at http://sweetteasweetie.com if you’re interested. Thanks!
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    • Reply kristine November 6 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you Kari, will do ! 🙂

  • Reply Elaine November 11 at 8:51 am

    I hate the dentist!! I can only imagine what you were going through…but the steak looks yummy! This looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again!! Pinned!!
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    • Reply kristine November 11 at 11:19 am

      All done now Elaine! Thanks though! 😉

  • Reply Miz Helen November 11 at 10:44 am

    The flavor of this steak will be fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
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    • Reply kristine November 11 at 11:18 am

      Thank you Helen 🙂

  • Reply Nikki Frank-Hamilton November 15 at 7:55 pm

    So sorry about the dentist, I hate going too. It always hurts so much! I did not have an aversion until I got my wisdom teeth out, it was horrid. So bad they took me out the loading dock in back not wanting other patients to see me. LOL It was that bad. Now I hate going. UG! Thankfully I have no cavities, a blessing. But I do have a man-made partial after I broke a tooth, knock on wood that it lasts a good long time!

    The steak looks lovely. A great way to whip up a tasty meal when we can’t get the grill going in the winter. Yum!

    Feel better soon!
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    • Reply kristine November 18 at 6:58 am

      Wow Nikki, that does sound awful! Thanks for the steak compliment! 😉

  • Reply jenny November 17 at 12:33 pm

    Oh that looks absolutely delicious. I love it. Will have to try it out. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me and hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. #sharewithme
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