Mother Hen Diaries asked “How do you cope with the smells?”
Odors happen. Stale urine. Vomit. Poo. Purulent drainage from infected wounds. Body odor. Flatus. In medicine, it is inescapable.
The absolute worst thing I have ever smelled (because I know you are dying to ask) was a surgical sponge (in reality they are not like sponges, more like a cloth baby diaper or burp rag or dish towel) that had been left in a woman’s vagina for six weeks. That stench lingered for days.
The things is, we will all be responsible for an offensive odor or two during our lifetime. People are not their odors. They are vulnerable human beings who are embarassed by their smells, so we try not to make a big deal out of it.
There are several things you should know:
First, you can get used to anything if you have to, and when I say anything, I mean anything. Unless you are pregnant.
Second, Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer dabbed under the nose works in a jiffy. That brand in particular has a pretty dense scent. Not just any hand sanitizer will do.
Last, do not breathe through your nose. If are doing that but feel like you can taste it, you need better ventilation. You smell and taste when particles land in your nostrils or tongue. Hopefully, I have grossed you out with that….
This is day #3 of the Five Day Black and White photo challenge. The lillies are from my back yard. Aaaand I think I will nominate Mother Hen Diaries for the challenge of posting a black and white photo with your own nominee for five days (don’t feel like you have to accept it, though…). If there is anyone who is dying to get nominated for this speak up and I will be happy to oblige!