I'm going back to being Snuffy, aka Ms. Snuffalafugas, as I start tickling my olfactory neurons in my nose.
In addition to prescribing me alpha lipoic acid, Dr. Doty has told me to start sniffing different scents. So I am adding some morning snorts to my daily post surgical nasal routine of Sudi-Med "nasal lavage" and snorting Bupedisone.
I have a little aromatherapy pot that I have put some scents in. Also, I am snorting my little jars of scent. Yesterday, I used lavender oil grown by Carousel Farms near my house. Carousel Farms is going to be blooming in June and is a lovely place filled with lavender fields and lamas.
Today, I am using spearmint oil.
color wheel, fragrances can be arranged in a wheel showing complementary and analogous fragrances. This wheel is used by perfumers in developing fragrances. I am looking at how perfumers and chefs develop their noses and seeing if there are any of these techniques that I can use for myself as there are no established medical protocols to enhance smell.
All I can say is this is a strange journey.