No, the cigarette smell & the brain tumor are not related for sure; I've only had the brain tumor for just over 2 years now approximately; we are unsure exactly as it was found by accident looking for something else but while following with MRIs learned it doubled in a 6 month period SO, did a week of radiation with the Cyber-Knife (VERY cool technology that I am blessed to have available to me) & now it is monitored. We have been doing 6 month intervals so I suppose waiting until the next one is no big deal, but that was supposed to be my last 6 month one as the radiation halted the growth (YAY!) & I'd get to go to 1yr after that for a while a couple years, then....etc. I was checking yesterday & my next one is supposed to be some time next month. If this new sweet smell has potential to be something though... Guess I need to make some calls & make sure it's scheduled for sure though.....
Regarding remedies; the cigarette smell doesn't last that long & is not that strong & I'm not quite sure what to make of the sweet smell yet although I'm going to look into what you mentioned. I will keep your solutions in mind though should I need to use them, thanks for the info.
I have a great support system, but, as you say, it's hard to make people understand who haven't experienced what you are trying to describe. I think they think I'm nutts. View Thread
I have a confirmed & thought to be benign brain tumor on my right Trigeminal nerve (at the intersection of 2&3 & resting on my right carotid artery - I believe is how they put it - which they said makes it basically inoperable unless they absolutely had no choice) that has been stable in size for nearly 2 years now. I have smelled the cigarette smoke thing (have never smoked in my life nor has my husband) for quite some time (since we moved into our current home in 1999); however, about 3 weeks ago I started receiving a new smell.....a very super sweet floral smell; it lasts different lengths of time, has no specific location, nor can I seem to find a specific trigger. I guess my question is; should I move up the date of my next MRI or are they just going to think I'm being a paranoid hypochondriac?View Thread