I had an excellent sense of smell and was also very sensitive to bad smells. I could very quickly and unerringly identify individual components – olfactory elements – in food or wine.

When my husband’s bleeding carcinoma was closed with a laser, he had a horrible smell coming from his stomach that got up my nose every time I got close to him. I was almost struck by it the first time I smelled it. That stench of burnt flesh and blood almost took my breath away. But I couldn’t show him that. He depended on me to hold him, to support him, and to snuggle up to him. But this smell haunted and tormented me terribly.
I swallowed my horror – he needed me.

However, I have lost my superior sense of smell, and often I can’t smell anything at all, not my perfume or the food I am preparing. Before, I could smell a dish and tell relatively accurately whether there might be a hint of cinnamon or garlic or whatever in it. Today, the food has to be a charred black lump in front of me to smell it.

I do not have a cold and dry nose, so it has nothing to do with the stink conflict, nasal mucosa. But I cannot assign this happening, so not to the biological process. Is this still conflict-active now? It should be because the loss of function is the active phase. Why is it not resolved? My husband is no longer alive, and I won’t have to smell that horrible smell. Or do I solve only when I accept that he is no longer alive?

Note by H. Pilhar

If it were conflict-active, only the particular odor would be “blanked out.” In the healing, there is a fall of smell (anosmia). So it seems to be hanging healing.

There are probably a number of tracks reminiscent of the DHS.


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