Interruption, With Muffins

THIS IS TO EVERYONE WHO’S been wondering about my ongoing health in light of recent tests thereof. (If you’re not one of them, please read something else):

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.)

God only knows what’ll happen next, and while I wait to see what that is I am perfecting my muffin recipe (a la Betty Crocker‘s “Popular Muffins,” c. 1972):

Oven: 400 @ 25 minutes
Gear: 12 muffin cups
Mixing bowl
2c./1c./tsp. measures

Beat, then mix:
1 egg
1 c. milk
1/4 c. oil or applesauce

Add:
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.

4 comments for “Interruption, With Muffins

  1. 2010.05.11 at 2107

    Thanks for keeping us posted!
    We worry.

  2. 2010.05.11 at 1345

    (This is weird … this post (I,WM) is from last July. In any case…)
    @DG: I’ll be there! Schedule as many as you like. ;-)
    @AC: Oh, another’ll be along presently…

  3. 2010.05.11 at 1345

    You forgot the throwing up. It could have been the first time in history that the phrase ever appeared as an introduction to a muffin recipe; missed your chance, dude.

  4. 2010.05.11 at 1227

    We’d like to schedule a pain-free day for you for Sunday, June 6, so that we can take you and Ann out to lunch. Please make sure that gets on your schedule, ok?

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