Jul 30, 2013 - 6:33 pm
Last night, doing my colonoscopy prep (and continuing today, post-CLEAR colonoscopy) my sense of smell went on super-overdrive. My husband came to bed and I asked him if he'd eaten any garlic yesterday. He'd had a piece of pizza for lunch, and was reeking of it (to me.) I've never noticed this on him before.
Today at my intake, I nearly gagged - the admin smelled of onions and BO. The bathroom at the dr's office really stank of filth, and tonight, my husband is cooking with garlic, which "attacked" me from across the house.
I realized that when I had surgery in the autumn (my lumpectomy) I also noticed that the tech who placed my wires reeked nauseatingly of garlic. I also hadn't eaten prior to the surgery, and also was duly anxious.
Has anyone else noticed heightened (to the extreme) senses in these situations? Is it not eating, or the stress that goes with surgery, colonoscopy, etc.?
Generally, I am extra sensitive to smell (and sound as well) but the level I'm experiencing now is WAY beyond even my norm. I had trouble staying in bed with my husband last night - had to cover my face to tolerate being near him. I've never had that before.