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Nobody nose.

I’ve just realised something that I haven’t told you guys about.  It’s crazy because it’s a really big part of my life now!

Finger against the nose thing……you’re probably thinking what? I think the reason I forgot to tell you is that it’s become a routine I go through every day.  A bit like washing I suppose, actually nothing like washing, (which I do a lot of these days just in case…..see blog number five for that one)! Let me tell you what I mean.
When this all started my sister bought me an amazing book called ‘Season To Taste’. About a women who got Anosmia due to head trauma in a car accident she was involved in.  At the time I didn’t want to read it, but in the end I forced myself to, and even though it was very close to home and made me cry a bit it was also a real eye opener as I was going through so many identical things.
In one episode of the book she was talking to an expert in smell deprivation who after doing some tests, said that she may be suffering from Anosmia and Parosmia at the same time, and you couldn’t tell unless you smelt from one nostril then the other to see if there was any difference.

Anyway it was quite a revelation when I tried this out as it is exactly what I have, When I pressed down my left nostril I could smell nothing from my right, and so taste nothing either, but when I did it the other way round, pressing down my right nostril, all that I could smell and taste from my left was disgusting  I’m still doing that now it seems to help a bit, what a complex life I lead!  I’m considering trying to plug my left nostril up, (the Parosmic one). Maybe I’ll try a nose plug as long as I don’t breath it in and choke. Or maybe my husband could invent a nose plug for Parosmics, he could patent it and make a fortune.
Sorry I’m not making light of this at all, but it would be a good thing to have for Parosmics.  I’m sure there must be something out there. I’ll let you know.


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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