|Quoting Krje1980 (Reply 2):|
Sorry if I sound like a wimp, but I'm pushing my eight day now, and I can't help but getting a bit worried.
I think most of us can totally understand. I lost a little bit of my sense of smell to conc. HCl years ago, and that is not a nice thing. It's pretty bad when, several years after that, everyone in the classroom comlains that the smell of chlorine is just a bit too strong for their tastes but you smell but a whiff of the stuff.
|Quoting Redngold (Reply 4):|
If you cannot smell, you most likely won't taste anything. Your best sense of smell requires air flow past the sensory cells, not just air flow into the area.
Of course he'd most likely be able to distinguish the most basic of tastes, but not specific flavours. Hey, Krje1980, how about an experiment? Buy some crisps containing glutamates. If you know and get that absolute urge to have more of them after the first few bites, voilà, you can still taste umami
All in all, I wouldn't worry too much. Just ring your doctor and he'll explain, with full knowledge of your history.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.