Yes, your game was winnable. Far more difficult that I thought it would be. I was finding that my waste pile was into the thirties and forties despite my best efforts to control it.
Oh my! That is a terrible deal indeed. What's eerie is at the end, when you think, "oh, this is never going to come together" and then everything suddenly does. I've played through it several times and didn't catch the most important moves to be made. It's a good deal to keep as a reference.
When I kept getting bad results I identified the lack of 5S's as the problem I needed to give priority to. It was a difficult deal because many of the aces were absent until late in the game. Glad to be of help Bastiko.