Saturday, July 7, 2012


Me: "I've developed an aversion to the taste of coffee since my surgery. Quick! I need to have everything they removed put back in!"

Something alarming has happened since my surgery. I thought maybe it was a fluke at first. Perhaps it was just the combination of anesthesia, pain meds, and the anti nausea patch skewing my taste buds. Well, it has been over a week and things are not turning around. In fact, they are only getting worse. I'm afraid if I talk about it, it will make it that much more real. I'm going to have to face it eventually. goes....

I don't like the taste of coffee anymore. 
*insert sobbing*

I don't know what could have happened. I'm thinking of sending my doctor a strongly worded email about how this side effect wasn't in ANY of the four pamphlets she gave me. You would think the writers of the "Menopause and You" information packet would have included this. I mean how much time would it take to drop this little fact-let between hot flashes and mood swings? I was kind of hoping for a change in my acne-prone skin, not in my taste buds.

It's not even like I drink it for the caffeine. I've been a decaf drinker for years. I love it for the taste. The stronger the better, I say. I would have made an excellent cowgirl.  And now, well, that love is gone. The smell still appeals to me, which is such a tease. Perhaps once my body and hormones settle the heck down, the adoration for my beloved coffee will return? One thing is for sure. I will keep trying every day for the next few weeks after my husband brews his cup. I'm not going to give up! For now, I'll have to settle for a nice cup o' tea (as my Pa called it). 

Tea will still make me a hard core cowgirl, right? 


  1. Can you add some flavored cream to it and make it palatable?

    1. Good thought, but no. It's just yucky now. :( *sigh*

    2. I had surgery last March and hospital stay for six months and I too was unable to drink coffee then and still cant, the taste is horrendous. I used to love my coffee too.

  2. Calories of cream and sugar saved. Money from coffee shop or grocery supplies still in pocket. Teeth getting whiter every day.

    What's the problem?

    Now ... do you think there's a cheese bone they could remove from ME?

    1. No, you're right. It's a good thing to be over.

      At least cheese has benefits!