I have always been prone to Boils,so must have a Systemic Staph problem.Either that,Anemia or perhaps even Stress coz I've sure had enough of that for a long time.
I was told by my late Grandmother and Step-Mother when we have Boils,it is a sign of poor Blood and to eat Raisins.
Did you mean we can't smell Cancer?I worked at a Health Facility with a few Cancer Patients and YES Cancer can be smelled,but the Abscesses I had smelled like Infection.
I will keep you in my Prayers and hope you feel much better soon..
Sweetie, I think I must have come in on the end of your post. Who, may I ask, is this person ( with the terrible social skills) to whom you are referring?
It's is not your doctor, I hope! But please, please, please....a doctor is THE ONLY person that should be helping you with the type of problem you described ( at least a health care professional working at the direction of a doctor). Yes, infections that are the result of cancer can be smelled. Additionally, research is proving that some animals (notablely dogs) can smell the actual cancer virus itsself!!
But you have 2 problems - maybe 3...why are you allowing yourself to be mentally, and maybe phyisically intemidated by any person, in the manor you have described> Get some real help, sweetie. Quickly, before these people hurt you more than they already have done.
As far as your friend, just tell her no when you are not prepared to go someplace with her and you do not have to give an explanation.
If you have a physical problem as you described you need to see your physician and do not start buying into that you have cancer and you can smell it. Your sister friend is not a physician or does she have any medical training......
As far as hospital and nursing home smells they are due to a multitude of things. Take a deep breath and know you will be ok.
Hugs to youKitt
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
My Sister Friend is whom I was referring.When I had the Abscess I was still Housebound Agoraphobic and could not get to a Doctor.I haven't been diagnosed with Cancer.Sister Friend told me the matter that came from the Abscess smelled like Cancer.It smelled like PURE NASTY Infection to me!I honestly think she enjoys scaring me.On the other Hand she "thunks" before she thinks..
When she called she woke me from a sound sleep,so I didn't have proper chance to tell her I was unprepared.After waking,having a hot shower and breakfast and we spoke again I told her I was not prepared to go.
I have been out away from Home 4 times since May 30.At my Doctor's Appointment,I didn't have enough time to discuss everything and haven't scheduled another appointment due to lack of Transportation.
When I had the Abscess and she came over and looked at it she was like freaking out and told me it had 7 heads on it.I don't think it had more than 2,but a lot of Infection came out and it did smell,but most Infections DOES smell!
I worked at a Medical Facility.Trust me when you walk into a known Cancer Patients room you can smell it..
Post Edited (Sydnee10) : 8/7/2008 6:10:55 AM (GMT-6)
Thank you for explaining..................7 heads, sounds like a sea creature.......my husband watches to many monster movies lol. No insult to you or your friend intended. I am glad the abcess drained.
In reference to Cancer Facilities, your talking to a CCRN of 26 years and I lost my father and all of my aunts and uncles to cancer.
My step mother also had breast cancer and did not go to the doctor so it grew and eventually was an open wound...................no smell. So I guess it depends on where you have been working.
Now you want to talk about being able to smell certain diseases I can talk that easily........................but you have a right to your own opinions. :)
So I will agree to disagree on smelling cancer. My husband also has cancer.
Your welcome..she over-exaggerated a bit (she does that sort of stuff)..I am glad it drained to coz it hurt REALLY bad!
Yes,I know you are a retired Nurse and I'm sorry to read you've lost a number of Family members to Cancer.
The two Cancer Patients that stick out in my mind had advanced Bladder and Ovarian Cancer.It smelled..
I'm very sorry about your Husband.I will pray that his Body will be healed from such a horrible and painful Disease.
Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 8/8/2008 7:00:29 AM (GMT-6)
I am very sorry to hear your Mother is sick.The 2 Women I spoke of were placed by their Families in the Medical Facility I worked and were under Hospice care.The Cancer's they suffered were end stage and I won't go into detail the severity one of the Women suffered.
I am not so much Housebound anymore.Though I don't go somewhere Daily,I still get outside.I believe I am a natural born Staph carrier as I've always had a tendency to have Boils,but also believe my System is in need of a cleanse/detox..
Yes,I realize the Relationship with my Sister Friend is not Healthy,however if I give up on her,it would be like someone giving up on me.She has her own set of problems like me and everyone else.Through it all I try and see the goodness she does possess.