I work in a nursing home and am surrounded by dying patients. Cancer patients, patients with ulcers and necrotic tissue, hospice patients -- They all emit a very similar smell.
After I work, I can smell that same smell of death on myself. Not in my scrubs
, but coming from MY BODY! I kinda just blew it off until my boyfriend brought up that he smelled a "rotting animal" on a night when I smelled the death smell particularly strongly on myself.
What could this be? I'm worried that something is wrong with me. Is it possible that I'm inhaling the molecules and am now emitting the smell from my pores?