Hello, long time no post….oh where to start. Well I’ve been doing more reading than writing lately because my brain has been on shut down mode for a while, (thanks to some new tablets rattling around in my system, but that’s another story), so I couldn’t come up with anything new.
I thought at the time this was very lazy and un productive of me, but as it happens its not been a bad thing because as I’ve been reading, I’ve also been learning so it still feels like I’ve achieved something!
For example I now have an Instagram account, which I never intended to do but after joining an Instagram group out of inst-erest….ha, ha good one there! I decided to have a go, and you know what, its quite enjoyable. I’m just playing with pictures and learning how to use the ever confusing hash tag at the moment but I may even get the hang of it enough to get serious and use it properly eventually. In the meantime if you want to have a look please do here . For example this is a photograph I took of Wild Violets in The Lake District, not bad for a beginner!
Anyway, my Anosmia has been doing some weird things lately. Well I suppose its more Parosmia, (unpleasant phantom smells), these days actually, and that does act extremely weird, as you’ll know if you’ve read any of my previous posts.
My smell has been mostly of the phantom ‘baking bread’ variety, and you are probably thinking ‘well that’s not so bad’, but try it constantly every second of every day and you may change your mind somewhat. Even more so when it is laced with a hint of sickly sweet from deodorant that has just been sprayed, or air freshener that’s been wafted around the room, oh and combined with the odd random addition of the phantom smell of paint stripper that likes to rear its ugly head on occasion. Edge of insanity is a word that springs to mind when that little lot hits my nostrils I think, real or no real!
However there is a plus amongst my doom and gloom….yes I know sorry I’ll quit the moaning. I can actually handle the odd thing with onion in, yay result! I discovered this thanks to a tub of shop bought potato salad, when having lunch at my mum and dad’s. I used to love potato salad and it was too tempting not to try it, and expecting the worst, I did just that. I was ready to do the usual trick of launching myself out of the chair and dashing to the sink to spit out said item, which I know sounds disgusting but when its a choice between that and being sick……well you get the picture. But instead, even though it didn’t taste like potato salad should, it wasn’t awful either, kind of vinegary, sweet and salty with a smooth texture, which for me is good. Suffice to say I ate rather a lot of potato salad that day!
I am now making a greater effort with the food I try to eat, instead of dismissing it because it has onion or garlic in it. Dare I hope this is a good sign, could something in this pesky nose of mine be healing correctly? If so I hope it hurry’s up as we are going on holiday soon, what a treat it would be to get some pleasure out of eating while I’m away.
Say a little prayer for me.