I lost my sense of smell over a year ago. I don’t know exactly when, but it was around the time I started seeing The Girlfriend©… so perhaps it was precautionary. This was coupled with the sensation that I was suffering from a cold that just wouldn’t quit. Runny nose one day; blocked nose the next. It hasn’t been pleasant to say the least.
I saw my doctor about it last year because I was getting fed up, and after a few months of nasal sprays with only limited success, I was referred to the hospital for further evaluation. That appointment was this morning, where the consultant advised me that I have polyps blocking my airways.
He has put me on a course of steroids, and given me some nasal capsules which he is confident will work. However, if those things are unsuccessful I’m going to need surgery to take care of it, which is something I’d like to avoid if at all possible.
Then again, maybe I could get a free nose job into the bargain.