I am sorry I didn't see this thread sooner. You and I are in the same boat. A few years ago I too pretty much lost my sense of smell due to extreme allergies. When I can smell I smell things no one else smells so it seems my smeller is unreliable. My doctor seems relatively disinterested but next time I go I will be insisting on going to a specialist. He did however get my allergies under control and he thought that in itself would bring back my sense of smell.
It is so frustrating not being able to smell things when cooking. If it wasn't for cooking so much over the last almost forty years I would be lost in the kitchen.
What does your doctor say about your smeller? I really want this sense back! Any words of wisdom or advice???
Edited to add: P.S. Based on the redness of the meat and the lack of slimy feeling I would have absolutely cooked it too.
A well rounded person is perfectly pointless. - Carrie