This week in FAIL….fishy edition


This has been my view since Thursday....mostly

I had one heck of a week last week. 3 visits to the doctor’s office, an x-ray, an MRI and a shot.

One doctor’s office visit was for my daughter, who stayed home most of the week with a sinus infection.The other 2 doctor’s office visits, the x-ray, the MRI and the shot were mine.

My knee has bothered me for about a year and a half. I had x-rays taken when it started hurting. The doctor said….bone spur in my knee. We began cortisone injections. I got very little relief from the shots. About 3 months ago the pain got worse. I did my best to ignore the pain, because I did not want to have surgery on my knee. However, the pain got so bad that it was affecting everything. I was sleeping more, grumpy and almost weepy at times.

Stupid? Yes.

I decided to make an appointment with an Orthopedic doctor. I had x-rays taken, yes I have a bone spur, but that is not the issue. I have OsteoArthritis in my left knee. After the x-ray I was scheduled for an MRI, to check for a Meniscus Tear. 45 minutes in an MRI gives you time to think or day-dream. I day-dreamed about new kitchen gadgets and new dishes….I’m a foodie through and through.

After the MRI.

I had to wait until Thursday for my results. Thankfully, there is no tear. Since there is no Meniscus tear, no surgery is needed at this time. I was given a shot. Synvisc-One. Right now, my knee hurts more than it did before the shot, which is so frustrating but it is feeling a little better each day.

I would really just like to be pain free. Is that too much to ask?!?!?!?!?

What does that have to do with a FAIL?

While at the doctor’s office this week, I watched a lot of Accent Health (by CNN) TV. On Accent Health I saw a recipe for Cioppino, which sounded interesting. I needed to make a few changes, because my people do not eat scallops and only 2 of us eat shrimp.

I used flounder and tilapia. I omitted the wine, because of the kids and used veggie stock instead.. The soup smelled lovely.


cooking away

Unfortunately, we did not love it. Three of us did not even like it.


Served with bread

It was too fishy or something. The fish overpowered the entire soup, and not in a good way.

We are calling this a FAIL.

Because of my knee, I may not post much this week.

Have you had any FAILS lately?



  1. Janice

    Sorry to hear of your pain! I hope the pain goes away soon!

  2. I’m so sorry you’re in so much discomfort. I certainly understand. I looked at a bed, nothing but a bed for months. Take care of yourself. There’s only one you. 🙂

  3. I know your pain. I had an ACL tear my last semester of college but didn’t want to do the surgery until after graduation. By then, I had a meniscus tear as well.

  4. Sorry to hear about your knee – not fun! Hmm, my fail of late is that I have not been in the kitchen much at all so no chance of a fail!
    Feel better!
    🙂 Mandy

  5. So glad your knee doesn’t have a tear! Feel better soon!

  6. Oh dear, so glad it won´t need surgery though. Take it easy, I´m sure your freezer is full of lovely food to fall back on!

  7. Oh no, what a crappy week. But I’m glad you don’t need surgery.

  8. OUCH! But SO good that you don’t need surgery, I hear so many scary things about knee surgery. I hope you’re up and feeling better soon!

  9. I hope you are feeling better soon!

    Just trying to cook while you are feeling like this is a win in my book. I’d be ordering out!

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