Monday, September 1, 2008

I can't smell!

I can't smell anything. At all.

Very, very bizzare.

I've had a cold for a few days, and when I got up this morning, I noticed I can't smell a thing. Although I'm breathing fine through one nostril, I can't smell my coffee. The cookies that were so strongly flavored last night now just taste like sugar.

I got out some of the most strong-smelling things in my cupboard and took a whiff. Nothing registers at all except one thing. I have this orange-oil based ant poison that normally smells like an explosion in an orange grove. I can very, very barely detect an orange scent in it this morning.

This has never happened to me before. It had better right itself soon!


Lisette said...

Can you smell yet? What happened?

Ed said...

It was snot! In my nose, of all places.

While that has happened before, this was the first time I remember ever totally losing the sense of smell. It was bizarre.

Wayne said...

Were you taking any kind of Zinc for your cold? Zicam or Coldese? They can distort your sense of smell.

Ed said...

Nope. No Zinc or other metals.

I think it was snot. And blood.

Aren't you glad you asked?