Thursday, September 15, 2011
I know that when you quit smoking, your sense of tastes is supposed to get better, but what I have noticed is my sense of SMELL has become more acute. Has any one else noticed this after quitting?
Working as a Nursing Assistant, I am exposed to many types of odors. Many of my co-workers used to make comments about smells on the unit, and I had no clue. I used to joke that it would have to be a 3-4 day decomposing body befor I noticed a bad smell. Well, I can smell a "code brown" as soon as I walk in a room now. I can deal, facts of life in my job. What IS bothering me is I can tell when my neighbors are smoking. I live in an attached row house. The unit to our right is currently unoccupied, but we have neighbors to the left. They are great people and good neighbors. Both the husband and wife smoke, and they don't smoke in their house. Unfortunately, when they do light up I can smell it from almost any where in my house. Most of the time, it's no big thing and I can ignore it, but I smoked the heaviest at night, and when I get a whiff then, I get itchy.
I'm getting through, and all of you on SP are a HUGE help.