Friday, February 20, 2009

Stupidest thing that happened to me all week

Normally stupid is considered a swear word in our home. I really despise that word, it is very belittling, but in some moments and certain situations there is just one word for things that happen in your life and this week STUPID is it!!!

All week long I have been smelling this awful, horrible, stinky, smell. It follows me where ever I go. I cleaned the house, took out the trash, put more Scentsy wax in my burners, and applied more perfume but, to no avail. It was always there, hanging in the air, that stench.

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Now since the pregnancy of my son, I have a heightened sense of smell. I walk in a room and I can smell peoples feet, whether their trash is rank or even when the babies need to be changed before others. It is good but for me it has been a lingering curse. I am hyper-sensitive to smells and if something is too strong it makes me physically sick.

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Fast forward to this week, I am beginning to get sick, the smell..... So last night while watching a movie I smell that smell, I lift up my shirt and look into an orfacice that I normally just ignore - my belly button. It is oozing with a foreign substance that looks like cottage cheese.

What the.......?

I grab Alcohol and fill up my belly-button reserve and scream with pain while it burns - that hurt!!! It hurt all night and made me even sicker to think that all that smell was coming from me.

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Morning dawns and I am off to see the doctor. Can I just tell you how embarrassing that was.

Dr: So what are we seeing you for today?

Q: (in a timid voice) I have something oozing from my belly-button.

Dr: What was that, I didn't hear you?

Q: I cannot even believe that I am here for this, it is so stupid. (long pause while Dr stares at me) I am oozing from my belly button.

Dr: Oh, (a look of relief on his face) well lets take a look.

It was people, but as he put it, not the grossest, nor most horrible thing he has seen today. Yeah, that made me feel so much better.
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Fast forward to the Pharmacist who wishes me a speedy recovery as I pick up my script. I tell him that it is the dumbest thing in the world why I need these drugs. He drops what he is doing to hear the story. I am sure they were laughing long after I left - but he did tell me that it does happen, that it can lead to worse things and it is nothing to be ashamed of. He also told me it was a kids disease too - GREAT!! I really needed to hear that one too.
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So why do I share this with you, aside from giving everyone a good laugh through my horror, take a moment next time you are grooming to look at your belly-button and give it some much needed care or you too could be going to the doctor for this STUPID reason.

10 comments:

Caroline said...

That is truly nasty. But what was it exactly? You never said.

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Still waiting to hear what the culture says. Too weird huh????

Wendy said...

...and you'd think we women would be used to embarrassing or at least dignity-reducing appointments! LOL

Hope all will be well with you. Sending you a hug. :-)

Kate said...

Hmmmm... you'll have to let us know what it is when the culture comes back. That's pretty weird. I swab the belly button at least once a month. Maybe I should change that to weekly!

Elena said...

Okay, I have had that happen!! I never went to the doc, I just used some prescription strength antibac cream and it went away. You must have a deep belly button. I do anyway. What a weird thing and I TOTALLY know that smell. YUCK!! Hope your little button is smelling and feeling better soon.

John Deere Mom said...

I am speechless. But am definitely digging into the belly button tonight.

Busy Lady said...

Along with my last pregnancy came that "gag" reflex and a weak stomach. That story got me lurching literally! I have never heard of that one, but after I had my first kid my belly button was so nasty from all of the betadine that put on my tummy before they sliced and diced me. It took about a month of cleaning it with alcohol to get it normal again. The belly button is a strange phenomenon! That was such a funny story though, thanks for sharing!!

RhondaLue said...

seriously I'm dying to know what the heck the medical term for that is. It's so interesting!

Sorry for you though. Your poor nose. At least you've found the culprit and can rest your sniffer some. ;)

pawlyandsandy said...

lol That was a great story. The belly button does get neglected a lot. I hope the smell is now gone. And that you feel better. :)

Tiffiney said...

That's crazy...ugg I would hate to go to doctor and have him poking at my belly button..yuck...