Re: Loss of Smell/Taste and Nasal Polyps
I have just about no sense of smell and very little sense of taste. But it's not polyps, I've just always been this way. So far I haven't sought a cure. I've just gotten used to this.
Cooking, without burning, is a challenge. I tend to be a fairly plain cook since spices don't make much sense. I noticed I don't like a lot of noise when I cook, I need to hear the bubbling and sizzling.
I had to visually check for dirty diapers or signs of food gone bad, things like that. If I find a questionable item in the refrigerator I have someone else smell it for me, or I just throw it out. I am our household's designated litter box scooper.
We replaced our old gas stove that had pilot lights because if the pilot light went out I could not smell the leaking gas. A few months ago I was home alone and vacuuming, the family came home and started yelling at me to STOP, that something was burning. It was the rubber vacuum belt, which they said was a horrible smell. I was absolutely clueless.
I know I can taste sweet and salty and texture is important. I'm probably better off not knowing what I'm missing. If this doesn't come back for you, you can get used to it.
I hope you can get it back. I imagine it's like going from color to black and white.
Married, both 66. DH retired June, 2010. I have a pleasant little part time job.