OK, So You Were All Right!

@WorDazza (15833)
Manchester, England
March 4, 2021 4:15pm CST
Over the years I've lost count of the number of times my realism and practicality have been labelled as me being negative. Well, all of those colleagues, managers, friends, family, wife, kids and those who have stopped me in the street just to inform me of my lack of positivity, I just hope you're happy now. It's official. I have confirmation from no higher an authority than the UK National Health Service that I am indeed negative. Now I just have to worry about the possibility that my loss of taste and smell could be an early indicator of Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimers, MS or some other ghastly neurological condition. Note to self. Stop Googling symptoms.
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@LadyDuck (457340)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 21
Better to predict "the worst" and feel relieved than to be optimist and get bad news. I am really glad. Do not worry, it is possibly only a bad cold.
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@LadyDuck (457340)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 21
@WorDazza I am sneezing this morning and it's not a common cold... pollen!!!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
6 Mar 21
@LadyDuck I never used to suffer from pollen but over the last 10 years or so it's really started to affect me. Loss of taste and smell can be associated with pollen allergies apparently.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 21
Strange thing is I had no other symptoms apart from a very slightly stuffy nose the evening after I lost my taste and smell.
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@JimBo452020 (42629)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 21
Glad you didn't test positive Mon Ami.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
@JimBo452020 As long as we don't stay overnight and don't go inside someone's house we're OK. I'm also bringing my daughter back for a week or two as she's furloughed and lives on her own in a studio flat. Technically we're her support bubble.
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@JimBo452020 (42629)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 21
@WorDazza I wish we had your freedoms!!
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@JimBo452020 (42629)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 21
@WorDazza Shhh, @YvonneStewart will now suss out I told her a Porkie pie
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@much2say (53907)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Mar 21
In this case, negative is a positive thing. Have a piece of limburger to make sure you have indeed lost your taste and smell .
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@much2say (53907)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Mar 21
@WorDazza I've never had nor smelled the stuff . . . I hope it's helped you. If it helps, please let me know . . . maybe it'll unclog my sinuses !
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
6 Mar 21
@much2say Never had marmite? You've never lived. Wonderful stuff. Maybe I should produce a marmite scented smelling salt.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 21
Can't do that I'm afraid. I'm vegan!! I keep periodically shoving my nose in a jar of marmite to see how things are progressing!
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@DaddyEvil (137145)
• United States
4 Mar 21
Hmmm... well... At least you're still alive, right? Although, Mrs. WorDazza may not think that's such a good thing. I'm sure she was already planning on how to spend your life insurance.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
You clearly missed my fairly recent discussion about how my best life insurance policy is to have no life insurance.
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@DaddyEvil (137145)
• United States
4 Mar 21
@WorDazza No, I read it. I just don't believe it.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
@DaddyEvil All true. My money is far better invested elsewhere rather than with some insurance company who will probably pay out less than I put in!!
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@DianneN (246334)
• United States
5 Mar 21
Sigh of relief that you didn’t test positive. Hopefully, your senses of taste and smell return soon. Very odd conundrum.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 21
Taste and smell are slowly improving. Although the lack of smell did come in quite handy for cleaning out the cat litter tray!!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 21
@DianneN Cheers.
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@DianneN (246334)
• United States
5 Mar 21
@WorDazza I'm so glad to hear it. I hope you stay well.
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@JudyEv (325337)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Mar 21
Well, I guess that's good news but the alternatives don't sound too good. Fingers crossed, maybe it's a temporary thing? Do you have to go for more tests now? And I'd stop googling symptoms too.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 21
@JudyEv Big improvement since this morning. It's almost worth having a nice glass of red again!!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 21
I'm just waiting to see how things go. Loss of taste and smell as an indicator of those more serious conditions I mentioned is usually a permanent loss and usually appears years before the condition itself. I seem to be improving slowly. There is definitely some taste and smell returning but it seems to be selective. I can taste and smell a cup of tea but not coffee. Weird!
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@JudyEv (325337)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Mar 21
@WorDazza I'll keep fingers, toes and eyes crossed that the improvement continues.
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@kaylachan (57359)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Mar 21
Yeah, might want to stop doing that. I would also keep an eye on your systemptoms and don't be afraid to seak a medical professional's help if they worsen.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
Taste and smell has gradually improved throughout the day. Still not where it should be but it's definitely improved.
@1creekgirl (40396)
• United States
7 Mar 21
Glad you're negative...would that be in referrence to a Covid test? Not sure about the taste and smell thing, but you're right. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. And it's often wrong!
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@1creekgirl (40396)
• United States
7 Mar 21
@WorDazza Probably asked our grandma. I had researched the surgery for a torn rotator cuff before I had it and when I asked about a certain way to do it that I had read about on the internet, my surgeon said they don't even do it that way anymore.
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@1creekgirl (40396)
• United States
7 Mar 21
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@Namelesss (3368)
• United States
6 Mar 21
Well I reckon it's good to be negative these days,
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
6 Mar 21
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
6 Mar 21
Absolutely. A positive test in the UK is almost viewed as a hanging offence.
@Namelesss (3368)
• United States
6 Mar 21
@WorDazza I have to words for you if you ever test positive. Razor Collar
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
4 Mar 21
Happy to hear the news. Yes.. stop googling symptoms. I do it often and it will get you in trouble.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
4 Mar 21
@WorDazza Good to hear.
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