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  •  Dr. Bloodaxe, I ate my first strawberry (13+ / 0-)

    of the year last weekend, and I had to hurry to the trash to spit it out.  It tasted poisonous.

    I am so tired of this.  Now they think it's my first cranial nerve, not an infection at all.  

    Do you know anything about cranial nerves?

    "Republicans are poor losers and worse winners." - My grandmother, sometime in the early 1960s

    by escapee on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:06:26 AM PDT

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    •  ohman. (4+ / 0-)

      How are you able to eat enough to survive, escapee?

      When lots of people show up to vote, Democrats tend to win.

      by Audri on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:38:36 AM PDT

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      •  I've lost 20 pounds since February (1+ / 0-)
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        I can taste sweet, although I can't always identify what it is.  Jello and a cookie taste the same.  In general, sweet foods are less awful.  A ham sandwich is endurable.  Pretzels are okay.  Grapes are good.

        Awful foods: eggs, pretty much any green vegetable, especially asparagus.   Beef, lamb, fish. Oregano.  Chicken.  Hot dogs.   Lots of other things send me running for a napkin.

        No matter what I eat, there's an undertaste of awfulness.  It tastes like infection.  But I have to eat, so I do, washed down with lots of cranberry juice,  which I normally hate.  

        I fear losing food.  Asparagus was crushing, and strawberries.  Will I lose tomatoes?  I don't want to lose tomatoes.

        "Republicans are poor losers and worse winners." - My grandmother, sometime in the early 1960s

        by escapee on Wed May 22, 2013 at 02:49:29 PM PDT

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    •  Not much that sounds useful to your situation. (4+ / 0-)
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      I know CN I is the nose - the nerves are numbered in a sort of question mark shape starting at the nose.  I knew that the sense of smell was important in taste, but only recently found out it's actually supposedly the majority of it, which does not bode well for you unless they can figure out what's gone wonky on you. :(

    •  My extensive (not) online research (3+ / 0-)
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      says a lot about concussion causing all kinds of taste/smell dysfunctions.

      When lots of people show up to vote, Democrats tend to win.

      by Audri on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:06:47 AM PDT

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      •  That's always possible (2+ / 0-)
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        but the last concussion I had before the surgery, which was for this problem, was way last year.  

        Here's my timeline.  I had a suspicious spot on my back biopsied  on November 5th.  Within 24 hours, it was a staph infection the size of a quarter.  Two antibiotics then.  

        48 hours later, Mr. escapee and I both had whooping cough.  And the infection was very slow in healing.  Two more antibiotics.  And as the whooping cough tailed off in February is when I realized my hearing & taste were corrupted.  One more antibiotic.  Nothing.  It got worse.

        The ENT said the only way to deal with some infections is to go in and get them, so I had the sinus surgery, and there was indeed pus in there.  But the taste & smell didn't get better after the surgery.

        I think that procedure on November 5th has something to do with it.   The scar on my back is still the size of a quarter, stilll  gets red and swells up, and it hurts.  All of my doctors day it's impossible for germs to move through your body like that - I'd have had sepsis and died.  I think I got an indwelling, antibiotic-resistant infection and it did move through my body, and it burned my C1 nerve, and this is the result.

        "Republicans are poor losers and worse winners." - My grandmother, sometime in the early 1960s

        by escapee on Wed May 22, 2013 at 02:58:11 PM PDT

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