Just when I think multiple sclerosis can’t get any weirder, I’m proven wrong. The past few days my ability to taste has diminished considerably. My morning coffee has become more of a habit drink than a savory experience. It tastes like warm something…I just don’t know what that something is.
I made some lemon chicken yesterday for dinner but couldn’t enjoy it. It had a wonderful aroma, looked amazing, but the taste just wasn’t there. In the end I didn’t eat much of it. That’s concerning because ensuring proper nutrition is very important to anyone dealing with MS, or any other chronic illness, and I’m having to get a bit creative to ensure I do.
I have some meal replacement drinks that are chock-full of minerals and vitamins, and I find they are currently easier to manage than an entire meal that I can’t enjoy. I will have to keep a bit more track of the foods I eat, or don’t eat, so I don’t end up losing weight unnecessarily…although who wouldn’t want help losing a few extra pounds?
Today I am going to make some tomato soup for lunch and maybe try a salad but that may be pushing it. We’ll see.
I’m ready for my taste buds to return to normal, I just wish my life would as well. That may be too much wishing for one day. I pray, work hard to stay healthy and keep a daily schedule of exercise, muscle massage and brain therapy. If I see a shooting star tonight I will definitely give it a wish. Hey, anything is worth a try.