So I am still getting over my bought of food poisoning from Sunday. Much better on many levels, a bit less blood in the eyes, my voice isn't fading out, my colour is returning to normal and I can eat solids once again. One thing thoug is that my taste buds are a bit dodgy. I seem to only really be able to taste and appreciate sugar and salt.
Perhaps I am still deficient in these things? Overall, the taste in my mouth is bland and I have been sucking on Ricola to get some flavour back into my mouth. Things have just tatsed off since Sunday. Although, someone just came by with some watermelon and I seem to actually taste that as watermelon, so maybe things are improving as I write.
Some overt food smells still make me a bit queasy. A case in point would be the mini-quiche they were serving as a part of a conference at work today. The smell just made me a bit unsteady. Someone walked by with a sub from Subway and the smell also had me wrinkling my nose. Nothing too unusual about that. What is really perverse is that the thought of salad makes me very queasy.
In addition to the vegetarian dumplings that made me ill, I also had a salad I brought from home. I have a box of salad in my fridge that is just sitting there (and is no approaching the inedible state) because I can't stomach the site of it. Not a good thing for a man trying to alter his diet and loose weight. Fortunately, the sight of the brocoli and - oddly - the head of white cabbage in my fridge don't bother me.
The first time I experienced major food poisoning was when I was six eating at the Red Dragon in Port Coquitlam. Typical Canadian-Chinese crap. My parents ordered egg-foo-yeung and it made me very sick. I couldn't eat Chinese food again until 1980. By then Chinese food in restaurants had started to become more authentic. Later in 1976 we were travelling down to San Francisco and stopped off at a Taco Bell. I puked up right on the front door as we were leaving - I have never thought about eating at a Taco Bell since. Hopefully, this won't be the case with salad.