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    Old 06-22-2003, 09:09 AM   #1
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    Thumbs up Answer on why food tastes terrible

    From May 2nd, everything I've tried to eat tastes terrible. It tastes as if everything is spoiled! I ask my NS what was causing this and his response was.. I don't know.. Well, I have ask everyone I talk to trying to find the answer. I ask a nurse for a group of NS'S yesterday and she told me that the plating is what's causing my taste to be acting up! When I eat it seems like there is a film that covers the inside of my mouth. The nurse said it would get better,that my body wasn't liking the plating. I sure hope she knows what she's talking about. I can't believe my NS hasn't ever had this problem before...

    Has anyone else had this problem with taste?


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    Old 06-22-2003, 09:17 AM   #2
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    wow...... never would have guessed that one!

    L5 fused early 80's for spondylolisthesis
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    results are in, the fusion never fully healed. =/
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    Old 06-22-2003, 12:12 PM   #3
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    hi there...

    same thing happened to me when i (at last!) started eating real food again... the taste i experienced was like when you put a penny in your mouth, a metallic taste... thought i was nuts but now that i see your post, i'm glad for the company! LOL!



    ps... it's gone now and i'm 12 weeks post-op... happened around the 3 - 4 week post-op period and only lasted for a couple of weeks...

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    Old 06-22-2003, 02:16 PM   #4
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    Hello Sandra,
    I'm glad it's not just me,(not to wish anything bad for you),because I was wondering if maybe they dropped me on my head during surgery! I know I loved food when I went in... but came out hating it. Well it's been over 7 weeks post-op and it hasn't changed for me, still the same response.... looks good... tastes bad... I think I remember a joke about that.... but thank goodness I can't remember all of it.. lol

    Thanks for confirming I'm not crazy.... or atleast the only one that way! lol...


    Old 06-22-2003, 02:30 PM   #5
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    Me too! I lost alot of weight! I had an ear & throat infection after surgery, C 5-6-7. I thought it was the infection! I couldn't eat, no appetite. I still do not feel that great, 3/18 fusion. Better days ahead!!!
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