Alas Poor Vino, I knew It Well.

@WorDazza (15833)
Manchester, England
March 3, 2021 4:25pm CST
I enjoy a nice cup of coffee in bed when I wake up in the morning. It gives me a bit of a kick to get my tired old body going. Sadly, this morning I was very disappointed. Mrs. WorDazza had replenished our coffee supply yesterday afternoon and this morning it appeared she had unforgivably skimped on the quality. After berating her for introducing some cheap, tasteless and odourless impostor into my cup and poo-pooing her strenuous denials the full horror of the situation hit me. My sense of taste and smell had gone. So off I went to have a long, thin implement inserted into a couple of orifices and jiggled about a bit. I then paid the girl, left by the back door and toddled off for a Covid test. I now await my results with baited breath, mildly irritated orifices and a growing sense of despair at the potential of never again enjoying the bouquet and finish of a good Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
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@JimBo452020 (42629)
• United Kingdom
3 Mar 21
The bit about paying the girl will be lost on most
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
3 Mar 21
But I know i can always rely on you lol
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@JimBo452020 (42629)
• United Kingdom
3 Mar 21
@WorDazza I understand. Anyway, hope it's not positive. I thought my sense of taste was gone. Yvonne cooked a dinner I really liked.
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@JimBo452020 (42629)
• United Kingdom
3 Mar 21
@WorDazza Should you and MrsWorDazza both get tested?
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@Deepizzaguy (94289)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
3 Mar 21
I know how you feel since I may have had symptoms of the COVID-19 last year. I wish you the best in having a speedy recovery and that the test will be negative.
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@MALUSE (69416)
• Germany
3 Mar 21
@WorDazza I've read that, too. But I haven't read that this loss is permanent. It's obviously only temporary.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
3 Mar 21
@MALUSE I think it varies. I have heard of some people being left with a completely altered sense of taste up to a year after being diagnosed.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
3 Mar 21
Thanks. I actually feel OK at the moment but I have heard that the loss of taste and smell is often the first symptom to appear.
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@DaddyEvil (137145)
• United States
4 Mar 21
Good luck with your test, WorDazza!
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@DaddyEvil (137145)
• United States
4 Mar 21
@WorDazza Either way, apparently, you still feel up to harassing us here on myLot... A lot of the people who get Covid here don't feel like talking, let alone typing. I'm glad you feel like keeping in contact. I am worried about your health.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
Cheers. Hopefully I'll know today so watch out for an update here.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
@DaddyEvil To be honest I feel absolutely fine apart from the taste/smell thing. I think that may have improved overnight. I keep getting the odd whiff of things this morning. If I bury my head in the coffee jar I get a faint smell of coffee which wasn't the case yesterday.
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@wolfgirl569 (94746)
• Marion, Ohio
4 Mar 21
Hope it comes back negative and you just have a cold
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@wolfgirl569 (94746)
• Marion, Ohio
4 Mar 21
@WorDazza And that will mess up your sense of smell and taste.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
@wolfgirl569 That seems to be all it is. An update is about to be produced.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
Thanks. I'm hoping that's the case. I have started to develop cold-like symptoms ovenight. No cough or high temperature, just a bit of a blocked nose so hopefully it is just a cold.
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@nela13 (55702)
• Portugal
4 Mar 21
Hope you get a negative result.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
Cheers. Keeping fingers and everything else crossed.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
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@nela13 (55702)
• Portugal
4 Mar 21
@WorDazza good luck!
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Mar 21
Oh goodness, I certainly hope you get negative results soon.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Mar 21
@WorDazza Good vibes coming your way.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
3 Mar 21
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@prinzcy (32322)
• Malaysia
5 Mar 21
Hope it's negative.
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@prinzcy (32322)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 21
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 21
Thankfully it was!! Cheers.
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• Pamplona, Spain
7 Mar 21
If its any consolation my youngest´s girlfriend could not taste or smell anything the other week and she was clear of it no sign at all so its more than likely a stuffy nose here´s to only that and no more.
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• Pamplona, Spain
7 Mar 21
@WorDazza Great news for you then you just had the normal common cold that gets up to its tricks every so often.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
7 Mar 21
Yeah, it seems like that's all it is with me too. Test came back negative. Any other year I wouldn't have even thought twice about it being anything other than just a stuffy nose.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
7 Mar 21
@lovinangelsinstead21 Probably came as a shock as I've barely been in contact with anyone for the last 12 months so not really picked up any bugs.
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@LadyDuck (457340)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 21
Oh my, did you really lose the sense of smell and taste? Do not worry, it will get back, I have known people who had Covid, the smell and taste came back. Wait a bit before opening your Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
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@LadyDuck (457340)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 21
@WorDazza A few are having serious problems regaining their senses after Covid, but a minority. I pity those who have no more symptoms but still show to be contaminated. They are living confined inside their room, "prisoners of the virus".
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
I would be most upset if I end up with an altered sense of taste and smell. Some people still haven't regained theirs almost a year after contracting covid.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 21
@LadyDuck Fortunately, as my latest discussion indicates, I tested negative so it's most likely a temporary respiratory-tract infection. To be honest, if I'd had to self-isolate, it wouldn't have made much difference. I'm working from home and nowhere is open other than supermarkets.
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@Fleura (29097)
• United Kingdom
3 Mar 21
Oh no! I hope, if it is Covid, that you have a mild case. Also hope the loss of taste is only temporary, whatever the cause, because it really has a significant impact on one's quality of life!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
3 Mar 21
So far it's mild (if it is covid) as I feel absolutely fine otherwise. Having said that I was struggling a bit last week. I felt as if I couldn't take a full, deep breath especially when exercising. That disappeared on Monday and then this happened this morning! Eating and drinking has been a somewhat functional activity today. I'll be devastated if it goes on for any length of time.
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@Fleura (29097)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 21
@WorDazza You don't appreciate how important it is until something happens. I completely lost my sense of taste once, for about a week. We were on holiday with friends. Every day we would have an 'afternoon tea' break at a nice cafe and everyone would be asking 'What's your cake like?' and all I could say was 'Well it looks delicious, and it feels soft and kind of fluffy'.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
@Fleura It was pretty bad yesterday. I could actually taste really strong flavours but not to the extent I would expect. I thought I might take advantage of my situation and eat some avocado but it just felt like eating tasteless soap rather than smelly soap!!!
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@DianneN (246334)
• United States
5 Mar 21
I pray your test comes back negative.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 21
Cheers. Seems like your prayers worked. Which comes as something as a surprise for a card-carrying atheist like myself
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@DianneN (246334)
• United States
6 Mar 21
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@Mike197602 (15487)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 21
Hopefully it'll be negative
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
Thanks Mike. If it does come back negative though I'll be a bit worried as to why my sense of taste and smell have disappeared.
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