The good news: Nothing appears seriously wrong with my intestines or either surgical site.
The bad news: The symptoms remain — chronic abdominal pain radiating to my back, with occasional spasms; frequent nausea; movement limited to a couple of hours a day.
The good news: I’m being referred to a pain specialist this week.
The bad news: After eight months, two surgeries and a pile of tests, this isn’t exactly what we’d hoped to hear.
The good news: Strangely, but tentatively, it’s something of a relief to finally know something — even though negative or potentially negative. (For purposes of this discussion, “we don’t know” is negative — even though it’s definite.)
Oven: 400 @ 25 minutes
Gear: 12 muffin cups
Beat, then mix:
1 c. milk
1/4 c. oil or applesauce
2 c. whole-wheat flour
OR 1 c. ww. flour
+1 c. bran/cornmeal/etc.
1/4 c. sugar or honey or brown sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Stir until moistened, spoon equally into muffin cups.
Add fruit/nuts/anything else desired. (Local blueberries rock.)
Wait until fully cooled before peeling.
If nothing else comes of this … at least I learned how to bake.