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Archive for July 21st, 2010

It’s been a long week already.  Mike left for Discovery Camp (camp for Jr/Sr High students) on Sunday and won’t be back until Friday.  I’m sorry I haven’t blogged as often this week.  Honestly, all I can think about is my new diagnosis of RSD/CRPS.  It’s all I feel all day long.  I just don’t want people to feel sorry for me.  I don’t want to be a whiner about it (though there are moments that it’s all I can do to not cry).  Dr. David Paine was able to get me an appointment to see a world-reknown pain management specialist that has his practice here in Hutchison.  His name is Dr. Fan and he’s from China.  My appointment is tomorrow morning.  I’m a little nervous but hopeful.  Mike thought it would be a good idea to write down all the symptoms I’m having and maybe some questions I’ll have for Dr. Fan tomorrow.  Here’s the list of the symptoms I came up with:

  • overall aching pain in foot and up my shin/calf
  • tingling in foot and shin/calf
  • burning sensation in foot
  • twitching/spasms
  • tightness in muscles
  • limited mobility in toes
  • temperature of foot is ice-cold
  • small amount of swelling
  • occasionally my foot turns red
  • can only handle the feeling of soft blanket or pillow.  Shoes or pants or shoes or rough material is irritating and sometimes painful.
  • water from the shower stings

As you can see…it’s strange and painful.  I don’t have any options for pain management besides lortab at this point.  I hate having to take it because I end up falling asleep…not so great with 3 kiddos at home.  But because of dealing with this, I haven’t had a whole lot of creativity as far as cooking and baking.  I was able to make some chocolate chip cookies, Toasted Deli MeltsPizza, and Pioneer Woman‘s Edna Mae’s Sour Cream Pancakes this week.  I’ve also made a ton, A TON, of scrambled eggs with cheese….lol

I’ve looked all over Ree Drummond’s (The Pioneer Woman) website for this recipe (it’s in her cookbook, if you have it) and haven’t found it, so I’ll go ahead and post it on here.  Just know it didn’t come from me 😀  Reagan told me these were the best pancakes she’d ever eaten!

Edna Mae’s Sour Cream Pancakes

  • 1 c sour cream
  • 7 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • favorite pancake toppings

Heat your skillet to medium-high heat.  In a medium bowl, mix sour cream, flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.  In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and vanilla.  Add to sour cream mixture and stir gently.  Butter your skillet (or spray with cooking spray).  Pour about 1/4 c batter for each pancake.  Cook for about one minute or until bubbles start to form on top.  Flip over and cook for another 45 seconds to 1 minute.  Repeat process until all batter is gone.  Top with your favorite toppings.

Disclaimer:  **This is not my picture**  We ate all of the pancakes before I could take a picture 😀

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