Dec 13, 2010 - 12:56 am
Goodbye to my taste buds.....alas they are leaving. It happened so suddenly, I am 10 days into rads I thought maybe just maybe I'll be one of the lucky ones. I even prayed for it, though I know it is selfish. I was eating my usual foods when I realized that I had an extremely sour taste at the back of my throat. I tried to ignore it then realized when I ate my yogurt that my taste had changed. Anything even remotely sour has become unbearably sour, just like that. No notice, nothing, just boom, gone. I drank an extemely sweet cherry cider and the only thing I tasted was sour. I'm so sad! I also notice that my sense of taste has faded, foods aren't tasting as good. Last week my kids and I went on a shopping spree at Trader Joe's. I filled my basket with goodies that normally I won't buy at least not in that quantity. $70.00 of tasty junk. I felt so guilty I explained to the clerk quietly that I would probably be losing my sense of taste soon, hence the binge. When I left she said don't feel guilty enjoy every bite, which I did. Food has been my cure all for so many years and now it is leaving. To tell you the truth, I'm feeling pretty devastated. I know things could be worse, I hear it all the time from well meaning people, but food has gotten me through some really rough spots in my life and now I won't have that to turn to. Also a new turn of events, when I swallow the left side of my throat feels like I'm swallowing sharp rocks, very painful. I'm meeting with my doctors on tuesday and I'll hear the usual, this is all normal, blah, blah, blah. I will become positive about this food thing somehow, but right now I feel like crap.