This week in FAIL….fishy edition

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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.

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cooking away

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

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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?

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9 Comments

  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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