Well, I have been using these new liquid steroids that you have to shoot up your nose for about a week and my taste and smell have returned so that is a good thing.
I wouldn't say the surgery was bad, they say you have to wait 8 weeks for full results and full healing and it has been almost 4 weeks now so hopefully this is just the halfway healing point and in another 4 weeks everything will be better than ever ..I hope.
I see a Neti Pot in your future. My wife swears by this, she had the same surgery as you did. I have tried it also for nasal congestion and it works like a charm