Anosmia has been a major topic in the press. But not for a good reason. You may or may not know that losing your sense of smell and taste could be a symptom of coronavirus. This pandemic is bringing a mass amount of attention to anosmia. Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists and organizations have been sounding alarms about anosmia being a significant clue to … Continue reading Anosmia in the Age of the Coronavirus
Here we are again! It’s the official day to remember that there are millions of people around the world that don’t have the ability to smell. Like me! It’s been 13 years now. Wow! I don’t even know where the time went. What I do know is that I have definitely grown over the years. As I’ve mentioned before, having anosmia can be an alienating … Continue reading Happy Anosmia Awareness Day!
I went to a new allergist two months ago and had to fill out a questionnaire. It consisted of some of the following questions: Do you have nasal polyps? Are you allergic to any medication(s)? Do you have an aspirin sensitivity? Do you have asthma? Do you have a sense of smell? I have all of the them, except for the last one. The answers … Continue reading Discovering Samter’s Triad
I lost my sense of smell while I was a college student. When I acquired anosmia, I was living at a house off campus. The kitchen was directly across from my bedroom. Me and my housemates would cook for each other sometimes and fellowship at the table over the deliciousness we prepared. It was there where I went from experiencing all types of wonderful smells … Continue reading Becoming an Anosmic Cook
Not all good things last forever. This phrase explains how I feel every time I lose the ability to smell because it’s only temporary. My sense of smell is no longer fading. It’s gone…for now. The past seven months have been nothing short of amazing and full of sensual experiences. I’m sad to see it go but felt it pulling away. I’m grateful for the … Continue reading All good things (must) come to an end