Pats-of-four who can only smell rotting meat and droppings after a strange accident, choke his tears when he discovers the one scent he longs for
- Joel Robinson collapsed and hit his head in an accident in the bathroom in 2017
- He lost his sense of taste and smell in the fall and can now only smell stools
- Mr. Robinson fights back and says he most misses his wife's scent
A man who bumps into his head after slipping in the bathroom and can now only smell the stools is deeply sad because he can no longer experience the smell of his wife.
Wollongong father of four Joel Robinson collapsed and hit his head in an accident and can now no longer taste food.
His scent is crooked, which means that he only & # 39; decaying meat and excrement & # 39; can feel.
& # 39; That's the only way to explain how it smells, & # 39; he told 7 News.
Mr. Robinson fights the tears and said that if he could smell again he would prefer to experience the scent of his wife, Nerida.
Mr. Robinson (left), reluctant to shed tears, said that if he could smell again, he would prefer to experience the scent of his wife, Nerida, (right)
Robinson said he would sacrifice one of his limbs to sit with his children without feeling sick.
& # 39; I'd rather refrain from running down the beach with them to sit and smell and hold them and be part of the family, & # 39; he said.
Mr. Robinson's distorted senses were caused by damage to his olfactorius bulbus, the part of the nose that connects the nostrils with the brain.
The olfactory bulb lets you experience odor and taste.
The perception of odor that does not really exist is known as parosmia and there is no cure.
Mr. Robinson detailed his fight to process his life-changing injury on Facebook.
& # 39; The nerve nerve has been severed in my brain, causing it to be permanently broken and there are no possibilities for recovery & # 39 ;, Robinson wrote shortly after his fall in 2017.
& # 39; It is the invisible disease that you simply cannot understand how severe it is debilitating unless you have really experienced it.
& # 39; From freshly baked bread to coffee, chocolate, wine, beer, mead, bacon, steak, vegemiet, roast chicken and vegetables are now some of the dirtiest smelling and tasting dishes.
Mr. Robinson's distorted senses were caused by damage to his olfactorius bulbus (shown in green), the part of the nose that connects the nose wings to the brain.
& # 39; I am lucky if I eat completely, but know that I have to feed my body … this is my life now. & # 39;
Robinson said he would not know where he would be if it wasn't for the love and support of his wife and friends.
& # 39; There was a time when we were not dealing with life at all and I knew that what I had was not life-threatening, but the idea of living with it was very difficult, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; If it wasn't for my partner, Nerida and my children, I don't know if I would still be there, & # 39; he said to the ABC.
Mr. Robinson gave up his career as a skipper to become a co-maker.
He said that producing alcoholic beverages helps his brain repair itself.
& # 39; It means that the flavor combinations that I make are quite different from what someone with a normal olfactory function would do & # 39 ;, Robinson told the Illawara Mercury.
& # 39; I will pick up different flavors, so maybe we get some uniqueness of my condition. & # 39;
What is parosmia?
Parosmia is the inability of the brain to correctly identify the "natural" scent of a scent.
The scent is instead changed to an unpleasant one, usually described as & # 39; burned & # 39 ;, & # 39; rot & # 39; or & # 39; fecal & # 39 ;.
Symptoms usually subside over time for most people with parosmia.
Damage to the olfactorius bulbus – which happened to Mr. Robinson – affects the way odors are interpreted by the brain.