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  • -I describe it as having bubble gum,

  • and once it's lost all its flavor, you have just a piece of rubber

  • that you chew over and over again.

  • That is essentially what food is like for me

  • when I put food into my mouth.

  • My name is Adrian Wellock,

  • and I have lost my sense of taste.

  • I suffered a cold,

  • and I started getting a metallic taste in my mouth.

  • Once that finally left, took my sense of taste with it.

  • It took me a few weeks to actually identify

  • that it was my taste because I could smell perfectly.

  • I only eat foods now which spend very little time in the mouth.

  • Because I don't extract any flavor,

  • the idea of a chocolate bar or a steak,

  • the way you chew it in order to bring out the juices

  • and the flavors of it, there's no enjoyment from it.

  • So I find myself eating very light foods

  • like salads and rice.

  • And also, I use the advantage of adding herbs

  • in order to make the smell sensation quite enjoyable.

  • I also find the spice very important.

  • Spice is not actually something you taste.

  • It's something you feel.

  • It gives it that sort of tingle in my mouth.

  • You end up with a rather peculiar eating pattern

  • that people look at you funny

  • because you're putting chilies on your breakfast cereal

  • and you've put a mustard sauce on pretty much a lot

  • of the food you eat.

  • And almost three years now, we're still none of the wiser

  • as to why it's gone or getting my sense of taste back.

-I describe it as having bubble gum,

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I Can't Taste Anything

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    韓澐 posted on 2017/08/15
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