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.
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~
~2 petite cut sirloin steaks
~very course crushed peppercorns
~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.