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2022-01-17 6:04:09 PM  
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2022-01-17 8:56:51 PM  
Strange how viruses affect some people in unexpected ways and not others.

Remember swine flu? Sure you do. It was the butt of many Fark jokes a dozen years ago. I was hospitalised with it, started to develop blood clots and lost my hearing.

I'm now on anticoagulants for life (7 DVTs in 3 years before they started giving me Rivaroxaban) and the hearing loss was permanent.

I take Covid-19 very farking seriously - I've not got many bits that still work, but my taste buds and olfactory system do, thankfully.
 
2022-01-17 8:56:58 PM  
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2022-01-17 9:01:03 PM  
Well hell, I'm going out to get infected and then eat as much pussy as possible.

/doctor, will I ever play the nose flute again?
 
2022-01-17 9:02:49 PM  
Smell the glove.
 
2022-01-17 9:04:10 PM  

MBooda: Well hell, I'm going out to get infected and then eat as much pussy as possible.

/doctor, will I ever play the nose flute again?


Yet another realm where I prefer quality over quantity.
 
2022-01-17 9:04:22 PM  
Lost my sense of smell to a non-covid illness a few years back, and it took weeks to regain it (long after I was otherwise healthy).

Between not smelling anything and being 100% back to normal there was about three weeks of everything having the same burnt smell.
 
2022-01-17 9:07:42 PM  
I had Covid last January...my sense of smell and taste is still significantly dull. Sucks.
 
2022-01-17 9:09:45 PM  
My dog's got no sense of smell...
 
2022-01-17 9:24:34 PM  
My wife says I smell funny.
Does that count?
 
2022-01-17 9:26:11 PM  
Bonus if you have to work with someone that eats nothing but kimchi and lacks oral hygiene.
 
2022-01-17 9:34:25 PM  
So 1.6 million Americans smell turrible? A gross understatement if you ask me.
 
2022-01-17 9:45:16 PM  

luckyeddie: Strange how viruses affect some people in unexpected ways and not others.

Remember swine flu? Sure you do. It was the butt of many Fark jokes a dozen years ago. I was hospitalised with it, started to develop blood clots and lost my hearing.

I'm now on anticoagulants for life (7 DVTs in 3 years before they started giving me Rivaroxaban) and the hearing loss was permanent.

I take Covid-19 very farking seriously - I've not got many bits that still work, but my taste buds and olfactory system do, thankfully.


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2022-01-17 9:45:47 PM  

luckyeddie: Strange how viruses affect some people in unexpected ways and not others.

Remember swine flu? Sure you do. It was the butt of many Fark jokes a dozen years ago. I was hospitalised with it, started to develop blood clots and lost my hearing.

I'm now on anticoagulants for life (7 DVTs in 3 years before they started giving me Rivaroxaban) and the hearing loss was permanent.

I take Covid-19 very farking seriously - I've not got many bits that still work, but my taste buds and olfactory system do, thankfully.


Thanks for hanging in there fellow farker.
 
2022-01-17 9:50:20 PM  
Good luck knowing you have a gas leak. BOOM!
On the plus side you can't smell the dog's farts anymore. It was the dog!
 
2022-01-17 10:03:22 PM  

luckyeddie: Strange how viruses affect some people in unexpected ways and not others.

Remember swine flu? Sure you do. It was the butt of many Fark jokes a dozen years ago. I was hospitalised with it, started to develop blood clots and lost my hearing.

I'm now on anticoagulants for life (7 DVTs in 3 years before they started giving me Rivaroxaban) and the hearing loss was permanent.

I take Covid-19 very farking seriously - I've not got many bits that still work, but my taste buds and olfactory system do, thankfully.


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Very sorry to hear that.
 
2022-01-17 10:35:54 PM  
Ever since I broke my nose I don't smell so good
 
2022-01-17 10:51:06 PM  
Yay for anecdotal info

Lost my sense of smell entirely for three days, and my wife lost it for 11. Both triple-vaxxed, both fully-recovered.

Youngest sister caught it before vaccines were available, still has not gotten it back.

/as if you needed another reason to be vaxxed and boosted
 
2022-01-17 11:34:16 PM  

saxchick: I had Covid last January...my sense of smell and taste is still significantly dull. Sucks.


Wonder if that is what my friend has. She gave me covid and while I was asymptomatic, she got a tour of all the symptoms including the smell/taste loss. And since then, though she got them back, I've noticed she tends to over-salt lots of things she cooks. And since she is the chef in the group, I've been eating some salt bomb dishes the last few months.
 
2022-01-18 1:12:46 AM  
"...the persistent inability or reduced ability to smell and taste impacts relationships"

In a multitude of ways I would think.
 
2022-01-18 4:19:33 AM  
As someone who just got their sense of smell back a couple of days ago, I'm happy 1) that it's returned 2) it's NOT Covid.
It's like we've forgotten the common cold and flu exist.
I would have been still concerned if it wasn't that a number of us in the household got it, and three of us tested at different times in different test centers.
 
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2022-01-18 9:44:32 AM  

farkitallletitend: Bonus if you have to work with someone that eats nothing but kimchi and lacks oral hygiene.


Worked with a guy in an open floor plan that thought it was ok to microwave catfish in the kitchen area and eat it at his desk.  Twice.
 
2022-01-18 10:27:58 AM  

KingOfTown: Yay for anecdotal info

Lost my sense of smell entirely for three days, and my wife lost it for 11. Both triple-vaxxed, both fully-recovered.

Youngest sister caught it before vaccines were available, still has not gotten it back.

/as if you needed another reason to be vaxxed and boosted


This is comforting anecdotal info, thanks!

As someone who loves to cook for my family, and does so by taste and smell and intuition -  this is one of the side effects that really scares me.  It's also a big part of why I love travelling - the smells and flavours of local cooking and foods is such a big part of the travel experience.  I know it's stupid for THAT to be the reason I fear catching COVID, but I'm vaxxed and boosted and in my 40s with no health problems, I probably won't die now, if I catch it.
 
2022-01-18 11:18:22 AM  

Civchic: As someone who loves to cook for my family, and does so by taste and smell and intuition -  this is one of the side effects that really scares me.


That was definitely the hardest part for my wife - she was really worried when it hadn't come back after a week (especially when mine came back so fast).
 
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