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. Okay...here goes....
I don't like the taste of coffee anymore.
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?