My experience with anosmia was short lived, but it gave me sympathy for anyone that permanently has this medical condition. This can also be extremely dangerous when you are unable to smell danger such as smoke, gas, or anything else that could cause alarm. Karl Wuensch had this problem with his anosmia and continued burning through toasters. Karl lost many things that he enjoyed such as the scent of his loved ones and food. I found that it was difficult to enjoy life without the sense of smell and I can see how Karl found himself inside a deep depression after being diagnosed with anosmia.
Thursday, June 22, 2023
My Experience With Anosmia
In 2021, I couldn't believe my eyes when the test showed up positive for COVID-19. A few days later I found myself googling how to get my sense of smell back. I remember standing in the shower holding the bottle of soap up to my nose just trying to pick up a sign of a smell. Anosmia is the partial or complete loss of smell which could be temporary or permanent. Experiencing this medical condition made me more miserable than being sick ever did. I could not taste or smell anything, which then began affecting my stomach. My stomach was telling me to eat food, but my nose was saying otherwise.