Anosmia

So, also since that sinus infection I have anosmia, or loss of the sense of smell, except for the smoke, which isn’t there. I put my nose in a jar of essential oil? Nothing. Cold cuts on the verge? Who could say? Not me.

Kiddo commented a few days back that the food closet stank. I reminded him I couldn’t smell anything. I asked a couple of friends with good noses, and they only smelled the spices. Then yesterday DH reeled back from the bad smell and discovered rotting potatoes.

The one good thing? These two can put their heavy breathing mouths right near my face and it’s not stinky! (well it really is, but I can’t tell).
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I may buy a new refrigerator today. Ours is 30 years old. Leaking freon is a potential cause of the phantosmia, which is the last straw in the life of this fridge (not that I know it’s leaking freon, but it has age related issues, ha!). I will want to live in it today. It is just too hot and humid…

6 Responses so far

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    kmkat said,

    July 17, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

    Overall, do you consider the loss of smell a good thing or a bad thing? I’m guessing the latter but wanted to check.

    I sometimes seem to detect a faint smell of cigarette smoke that isn’t there (no one has ever smoked in this house). Weird, but only occasional.

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    Chris said,

    July 17, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    I love my new fridge! It’s smaller than the old fridge, but has more space inside. Go figure.

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    Brenda said,

    July 17, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    Hopefully they figure out the anosmia (I love that word) soon.

    We replaced an ancient fridge and our electric bill went down about $30/month. It was so worth it!

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    Molly Bee said,

    July 19, 2010 @ 9:03 am

    Oh Chick! I haven’t checked in for a few days! Sorry about your sinus difficulties! Although I could use a touch of that where Ben is concerned. His tummy still isn’t 100% after his daliance along the brink of death. PU!

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    Emily said,

    July 19, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    I’ve had rotten potatoes in the closet before; I’m sure you’re glad you couldn’t smell ‘em!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    July 20, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

    Oooh – I hope that the new refrigerator is the key! Not smelling doggy breath is not a bad thing, nor rotten potatoes, but I suspect there are a lot of odors you’re really missing. Hope the mystery is solved soon!

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