Barb told me that she has developed a real aversion to germs since her stroke and she wasn’t like that pre-stroke. My friend told me that pre-stroke she loved salty snacks and didn’t like sweets. Now, post-stroke it’s the opposite. Now, she loves sweets and doesn’t like salty snacks. I don’t think anything like this changed for me. All of my taste buds seem to crave the same things and my pet peeves are pretty much all the same. I think. Maybe other people in my life would tell you otherwise. The best thing that I was ever told by a neurologist is that I have a different brain now than I had before the stroke. Everything else that I was told by a neurologist – well, sigh. So, I guess changes like this are attributable to us having a different brain now.