LOSS OF SMELL / TASTE FROM HEAD INJURY

Hey, I am just going to ramble here to see if anyone else has the same problem.   I was the victim of a hit and run while I was walking.  I was thrown up in the air and landed on my head. It fractured my skull on the left side and split the skull open on the right side which required 7 staples.   It also fractured the left side of my face from the edge of my ear over to my nose.  My sinus  had several rips or holes in it.  To make a long story short, after this happened I lost my sense of smell and taste.

It is horrible, because I only eat to satisfy my hunger and not to enjoy certain foods. I am writing this information to see  if anyone else has had similar problems from a head accident.  Also if anyone has regained their smell and taste.  If so, how did you do it?  Did you take or apply something?  Did it come back on its own?      I was told by the neurologist that if it didn’t come back within 6 months ,  than it probably would not come back.  March 15th was the 6 month mark.   BUMMER!!!!

I made the mistake of using a heat gun to strip some paint off a wall in my basement. I could not smell the fumes created by the heat gun when it melts the paint, and I got very sick and almost passed out.   Have to remember not to use anything with a toxic odor, such as sprays, gasoline, propane gas, etc..

I would like to hear any and all comments, suggestions, or cures that anyone might have.    Thanks for listening.

 

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About johnbalser

I was born in Farmington, Maine in April of 1948. I lived on several farms in Maine, located in Chesterville, North Jay, and Limerick, until the age of 10. I moved to Durham, New Hampshire when I was in the fifth grade and later relocated to Manchester, New Hampshire where I resided through High School. I enter the Air Force in 1966 (two months after high school) and served one year (1968-1969) in Vietnam. I returned to school in the early 70's and received a BS in Business Management from New Hampshire College while working in the computer industry. I continued my computer career through 1990 at which time I left the computer industry and opened up my own business in the New Hampshire seacoast area. I remained self employed for 17 years. In 2007, I took a position with the Department of State, Passport Services, located in Portsmouth, NH. I continued there until my retirement in April of 2014. I did not finish my first book, Mystery on Macomber Hill (A Baker Boys Adventure), until I retired. I am currently writing a second book titled, ME, MYSELF AND I. It is a story about a boy who was raised in an orphanage, got adopted, and continued on into manhood. But wait, there was one small problem. While at the orphanage he developed a "VOICE" in his head that stayed with him right into manhood. They shared the good and bad times while the VOICE seemed to get him in trouble , more often than not. Hopefully it will be completed by year end. I haves been married for 45 years. My wife, Linda, and I relocated to Milo, Maine in July of 2014 to enjoy our retirement. I am an avid genealogist and have spent over 20 years researching my family history with my sister. I also do genealogy research for other individuals. My wife and I enjoy traveling and site seeing with our new family addition, Sprout, an Australian Cattle Dog that we adopted from a shelter in October of 2014. I hopes to continue writing other books in the Baker Boys Adventure series.
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