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    On Tuesday 12th March 2013, I was given the all clear!!

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    Loss of smell and taste affecting appetite

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      JanetteC

      Thanks to everyone who has replied, it's been a great help to me to know I'm not alone with this problem.

      Have any of you also noticed your sense of smell was/is affected? This is the root of my problem, I find. Everything, and I mean everything, smells so vile be it food, cleaning products, perfume even myself!! Its making life pretty miserable right now :(

      almost 5 years ago
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      Janette, my smell has probably gone a little on the enhanced side. I smell things that others can't, kind of like I have a "spidy" nose. One thing that still sticks with me is things that I smelled when I was taking treatment, I can't stand now. My wife wore a particular type of perfume then, I can't stand the smell of it now. And I can smell Heparin, from 100' away.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Greg, nothing smells as it should to me, nothing smells nice either, its driving me nuts! I cannot describe the smell but at least I can't smell the smell of radiotherapy anymore, I truly hated it.

      I guess this is all part of the healing process and I just have to get on with it and hope my sense of smell and taste return to normal soon, its having a massive impact on my life as I don't want to leave home due to it and with Christmas almost upon us, it's not going to be a joyous time for me.

      Thanks to everyone who has replied, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy 2013!! :)

      almost 5 years ago
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