Friday, May 22, 2009

TBWCYL Day 142 - You have no Taste

So, today is another "Loose a Sense Day" and I have been deemed to loose my sense of taste. This is actually one I can do at work which is a nice change of pace. I had to go buy a bottle of that spray you use for the back of your throat when you have a sore throat, Chloraseptic, and before every meal, I let some sit in my mouth and let my tongue loose all sensation. Oh joy.

I started first thing this morning and had a bowl of Maple Sugar Life Cereal. Or, more precisely, I had a bowl that tasted like menthol and had an odd texture similar to hay. The Chloraseptic lasts for about 4 bites and then the tongue began to gain some level of sensation so food had a hint of flavor by the end.

sigh "This is going to be harder than I thought."

I had a few crackers for a snack and the drug really held the flavor back on these. So, I got all the mushy goodness of cracker in my teeth but none of the flavor. Yipeee!!!!

My lunch was a sandwich and Cheez-Its. I ate the crackers first with a huge swig of the green menthol goodness but after a few bites the taste of Cheddar and Parmesan started to creep in.

I doubled my efforts on the sandwich and it worked much better. I had the sensation of the cold roast beef without the pesky flavor. The bread had a lack of flavor to begin with so that helped the process.

I have been hungry all day and I am wondering if part of it might just be that since I can't taste the food correctly, I am not as satisfied and thus I stay hungry.

This process didn't work any better on chocolate or beer. I drove to Lubbock tonight and didn't even attempt to try this process against dinner because the awesome power of Whataburgr would have easily overpowered any chemical that was on my tongue. But I tried it with a beer and after 2 drinks it was taken down.

This was both the easiest and least successful "Senseless" day. I was glad to be done with the more important senses though. I guess this just leaves smell and touch and I don't even know what that is going to entail.

That is all,


2 Ripples in the pond:

Girl Interrupted said...

I dread to think what The Book is going to make you do for "Smell" :/

Trinity said...

I would guess nose plugs but I am not going to look because I don't like the feeling of dread.