- Joined Dec 23, 2014
Lately I have been thinking about giving up on smoking and barbequing. Last fall I was infected with what I thought at the time was a mild case of Covid. I completely lost my sense of smell and taste for about a week, I had no other symptoms. After the first week my senses started to slowly improve but after 6 months I can not enjoy the complex flavors in bbq or smoked sausage. Everything is pretty bland. I can taste if something is sweet, salty or bitter but I cannot taste most spices and the smell of smoke is almost non existant to me. The worst thing is that my morning coffee I use to enjoy so much now smells and tastes like burnt plastic. I now have hot chocolate instead. Has anybody else gone through something like this? or recovered after going through this? I guess I should consider myself lucky as many people that were infected are no longer with us but my quality of life has sure suffered.