– [Adrian] I describeit as having bubble gum,
and once it’s lost all its flavor,
you have just a piece of rubberthat you chew over and over again.
That is essentiallywhat food is like for me
when I put food into my mouth.
我是Adrian Wellock 我的味觉丧失了
My name is Adrian Wellock, and I have lost my sense of taste.
I suffered a cold,
and I started getting a metallic taste in my mouth.
Once that finally left, tookmy sense of taste with it.
It took me a few weeks
to actually identify that it was my taste
because I could smell perfectly.
I only eat foods now which spend very little time in the mouth.
Because I don’t extract any flavor,
the idea of a chocolate bar or a steak,
the way you chew it
in order to bring out the juices and the flavors of it,
there’s no enjoyment from it.
So I find myself eating very light foods
like salads and rice.
And also, I use theadvantage of adding herbs
in order to make the smellsensation quite enjoyable.
I also find the spice very important.
Spice is not actually something you taste.
It’s something you feel.
It gives it that sort of tingle in my mouth.
You end up with a ratherpeculiar eating pattern
that people look at you funny
because you’re putting chilies on your breakfast cereal
and you’ve put a mustardsauce on pretty much a lot of the food you eat.
And almost three years now,we’re still none of the wiser
as to why it’s gone or getting my sense of taste back.