One of the symptoms of my cold has been the total destruction of my sense of taste. I hadn't even thought about it, but the other day I had a large glass of flat apple soda (essentially apple juice) and couldn't taste a damn thing. It could have been grape or cranberry juice and I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference. Last night Kitty cooked a tasty lemon chicken, but I couldn't tell her if it was properly seasoned or not. Everything pretty much tasted the same. This really bugs the shit out of me! Kitty knows full well as I have gone off on rants at no one in particular except perhaps my own body. I am absolutely sick of this sickness! It has only been a week, but I want it gone! It's only 2 days until the cruise, and food is a major part of this. This cruise line is supposedly famous for its tasty cuisine. Goddamnit! I want to be able to taste it! I know each day I seem to get a little better, but I want this illness 100% out of my body! NOW!