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Food glorious food!

Hello, if you’ve not read the first post, it might be better that you do that first or this post may not make senses!

And so with smell, comes taste.  As smell is directly linked to the taste receptors, (we won’t go into the science), in many cases, such as mine, if there’s no smell then there’s no taste, full stop! I’ve always loved food, as any member of my family would agree! So it’s not so great when anything I eat is tasteless. And then there’s my Parosmia, which I’ll get to later if you’re still reading this by then!

The fact that there is no cure, that all I’m told by doctors, consultants, professionals, is that it might come back in time or never, as the case may be, seems a bit hit and miss to me. Almost as if all of these people have run out of ideas or didn’t have any in the first place. “It’s not that common” I’m told, “there’s no money to do research, it isn’t life threatening”, and “there are more pressing/urgent illnesses that people are going through, so this can’t take priority”, I understand all of this, I really do, but to me it’s a big deal. Ok not life threatening, but life changing, heartbreaking, frightening, all of the ‘ings’ I can think of actually!!! Sometimes if I don’t make a bit of a joke out of it I’d probably start crying and never stop.
Oh dear here comes the feeling sorry for myself bit again, but if we can put a man on the moon, fly to Mars in an aeroplane, (good old Richard Branson), grow stem cells to make new body parts , which of course is a wonderful thing, or start inventing human robots, that look human and can think for themselves, (scary), then why the hell cant someone invent a cure for this? I bet any Anosmic would prefer it than having a robot do the housework, or better yet cooking tea for them!

Ok rant over, if you’re still with me at this point keep your eye out, or follow me for post number three. And any comments or feedback would be very interesting to hear, as long as it’s not too mean!!
See you in a bit.



I’m a UK girl and have been writing for approximately two years. I also love to sing and did that as a profession for 15 years. However even though I still enjoy singing, now my real passion in life is writing. After suffering a head injury, which caused me to lose my sense of smell and taste, (Anosmia), writing became a way of venting my frustration and anger from this life changing condition. It became a way of escaping form the reality of it too. I started to love writing especially when I discovered how much satisfaction I got from it. This led me to the realisation that I wanted to become a writer. At the moment I enjoy writing short stories and have finished writing a children’s storybook of prose. I have an obsession with dragons, collect dragon paraphernalia, and am planning on having a dragon tattoo to cover up my old tatty faded one, when I feel brave enough that is. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my writing, please keep coming back for more.

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