Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Matter of Taste


I can't remember experiencing this so drastically before but  - I can't taste anything. I've got a ridiculous sinus infection and it has totally taken away my ability to enjoy the taste of food, delightful food. I first noticed on Thanksgiving when I had a piece of pecan pie and I thought something was wrong with the pie because it wasn't sweet. At all. That pie is 300% sugar so it finally dawned on me that the pie was fine and I was to blame. Even Altoids are now curiously weak.

I also can't smell anything. This is annoying and potentially dangerous in the event of a random gas leak or small stovetop brushfire. I do have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors so I'm probably safe.

You can now consider yourself updated on a few of the symptoms of my sinus infection. (Lucky!) I left out a few other details because I am a nice person and also I like you.

It's been weird trying to figure out what to eat. What would you eat if you couldn't taste anything?





14 comments:

  1. This happened to me after I used a steroid nasal spray for allergies (I can't remember the brand) and it was awful. It was scary to think my senses of smell and taste might not come back, but they did a few days after I stopped using it. I switched to Flonase and have not had the same problem. I'm sorry you didn't get to enjoy the pecan pie and I hope you feel better soon!

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  2. I'm going through the same thing (I have a mancold) and I hope that by the time it's over I'll be a runway model.

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  3. I would eat fish because I hate seafood but hear it's good for you. [BLEAH] I'm sure all your senses will blossom again shortly - but I'm sorry in the meantime... Feel better!!

    XO
    A.

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  4. Ugh! I hate not being able to taste anything! I would suggest a nice salty soup like Campbells chicken noodle, and blow your nose while you eat and you will get a bit of the taste of it. Get well soon!

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  5. I would eat all the healthy things I normally wouldn't due to the fact that they taste awful. Like broccoli. And kale. And a shot of that grass drink sold at Jamba Juice. Oh, peppers! Both hot and colorful. Yuck. ;)

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  6. Ugh! Hope you feel better and taste soon!

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  7. I hope you are on the mend. I can't imagine what I would eat. The fish idea makes sense since I don't care for that stuff, but I think I might be too depressed about not tasting anything to bother. Either that or I'd keep eating chocolate in hopes that the next bite would do the trick.

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