Thursday, October 17, 2019

It would be great if this worked for me

This article made me think about my own condition. My malfunctioning tastebuds were caused by radiation treatment, not pernicious anemia, but I wonder if B12 would help.

A 64-year-old man went to the doctor complaining of pain in his tongue and mouth. Upon examination, doctors found the patient's tongue to be missing taste buds. He was diagnosed with pernicious anemia, which is caused by an inability to absorb vitamin B-12, needed to make red blood cells. 
The condition was reversed after weekly injections of B-12.


  1. You need to be patient. You won't know until a couple of years from now how much your taste buds will improve or even not improve.

    Even if you do not get a full recovery of your taste buds just remember you don't need to eat your meals through a tube!

  2. I have experienced hearing impairment as a side effect (11yrs ago) of chemo. I figure it’s better to be deaf than dead. You adjust and just keep going.

  3. Anyway they could cover the tongue like the nice lady at the dentist office covers one up with the X-Ray blanket as she takes pictures of the teeth?

    1. The tumor was on my tongue. I don't know how much they could've covered and still had a clear shot at the tumor.

    2. Roger- not the vulgar British slang -I was under the impression it was the back of the throat area.