posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 02:03 PM
Great topic! I can smell this 'sickly' smell too, I can remember smelling it when I was around 13, as my Grandmother got sick and passed away. She
didn't have cancer though, maybe i just smelt the smell of general illness or death approaching.
I also get a whiff of it when i'm close to someone in public, for example on public transport... and due to having an illness my self and spending
alot of time in the hospital- its a smell i've become familiar with. I always thought it was just me being weird, I didn't realize other people
could smell it too!
To quote westcoast...
Originally posted by westcoast
reply to post by avriel
Some of these things are obvious to many people with a good sense of smell....but for me it is very heightened. Illnesses such as:
certain types of cancer
internal bleeding (if it's in the bowels...the digested blood has a VERY strong odor..I can smell it even if they haven't passed it)
.. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis this time last year and was very sick, i nearly died. Before being diagonsed and when I started getting the
symptoms of this form of Bowel Disease- i noticed a different smell on myself- but couldn't put my finger on what it was... obviously i didn't know
I had it at this point.
When my colitis is in remission I can't smell it as much, just now and then (I generally smell nice guys - this is making me sound really gross
isn't it!) but when I am in a flare up like i am now, and i am having internal bleeding etc.. i can smell it again! I smelt it earlier on today
actually, and sprayed deodorant but couldn't still smell it lingering!