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Help! Awful Smell

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GrossedOutted · 19/10/2020 16:19

There's a really awful smell in our bedroom, which I can only smell when I am lying down in bed...

It sort of smells like rotting flesh / used tampon / sanitary pad but I cannot find anything...

Making me ill (and crazy) does anyone have any ideas please to what it may be?

OP posts:
dinomumm · 19/10/2020 17:48

Somethings died somewhere... 🤢

GrossedOutted · 19/10/2020 17:54

I have located the source


A FUCKING SIX WEEK OLD TAKEAWAY. He got it whilst I was away, clearly pissed and possibly mistook the cupboard for the fridge.

Literally gagging here.

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fabulousathome · 19/10/2020 17:54

Something is stuck behind the radiator perhaps?

Do you have a lot of flies around? They can point the way to something that has died which is hidden. I speak from experience, unfortunately.

CheeryAlmond · 19/10/2020 17:57

Oh that is dreadful, what a pig!

Glad you found it OP. Least you can sleep easy now.

fabulousathome · 19/10/2020 17:58

How revolting. Well done for finding it. I hope your DP is suitably apologetic!

Seriouslymole · 19/10/2020 18:02

Oh well done for finding it - so glad there was a conclusion! Horrible but at least it's gone now.

I have to say, we had similar and I couldn't for the life of me work out what it was until I remembered I taken some left over lamb out in a bag in my coat pocket for dog training. Not good.

SonjaMorgan · 19/10/2020 18:03

Try lying down on the floor or sofa in another room. My sinuses have smelt like a backed up drain when infected but luckily I can never smell them just my poor family.

SonjaMorgan · 19/10/2020 18:03

Just seen the update. That is grim.

purplecorkheart · 19/10/2020 18:07

That is very grim.

Icanflyhigh · 19/10/2020 18:08

Definitely sounds like electrical.... check ALL sockets and actually touch them, my bet is a wire inside one which is shorting and melting the socket.
It will be hot to the touch.

SummerHouse · 19/10/2020 18:09

I would totally forgive him.

Once he's eaten it. Envy

Icanflyhigh · 19/10/2020 18:09

Oh god, just seen your update, that is gross!!

Maybe lucky he is soon to be ex huh?

GrossedOutted · 19/10/2020 18:11

Very lucky he is soon to be the ex.

It is grim, but not malicious and exactly the type of thing he would do when drunk.

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ShirleyPhallus · 19/10/2020 18:12

Omg!! Poor you OP!

Is this the reason he’s soon to be an ex or has he got other flaws?

KittyMcKitty · 19/10/2020 18:13

I had a similar situation a few years ago and it turned out to be a dead mouse on the bed slats near where my pillows went (very gross) - I know you don’t have a cat but maybe worth checking!

KittyMcKitty · 19/10/2020 18:14

Haha just read your update - urgh!!

MalorieSnooty · 19/10/2020 18:21

OMG Confused

My mum once found an entire year's worth of cheese and pickle sandwiches in my brother's wardrobe Envy he wanted to play football at lunchtime and didn't have time to eat his he hid them Hmm I'll never forget the retching sounds...

GrossedOutted · 19/10/2020 18:24

or has he got other flaws?

Let's just say I am quite surprised it was in his cupboard and not mine because he has been known to reach for my dresses, which is why he is soon to be ex.

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MalorieSnooty · 19/10/2020 18:33

@GrossedOutted Oh you poor thing, that's such an invasion of your privacy. Good on you for having boundaries and not accepting unreasonable behaviour Thanks

VictoriaBun · 19/10/2020 18:34

Shock at your last post !

CheeryAlmond · 19/10/2020 18:38

Your dresses? Oh, that's awful OP. I'm sorry. Such a gross invasion of privacy.

How are you getting on with kicking him out?

GrossedOutted · 19/10/2020 18:49

How are you getting on with kicking him out?

It's going OK. I have had to be a bit reasonable because of his kids and his job but I just cannot wait to move on with my life.

Also incredibly thankful that I ignored all the advice to cement the relationship by putting his name on the mortgage (he's not paid anything towards it).

I also feel a bit crap for him because he's so confused and dealing with a shed load of stress.

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VictoriaBun · 19/10/2020 18:51

He is an adult , so responsible for his own life - stress or no stress.

UncleFoster · 19/10/2020 18:53

🤢🤢 glad you found it thoigh Op, and lucky it wasnt something dead!

CheeryAlmond · 19/10/2020 18:54


He is an adult , so responsible for his own life - stress or no stress.

I agree. You're not responsible for his stresses. If he wasn't fumbling through your clothes (and whatever else has been going on) it wouldn't have come to this.

He is responsible for the outcome of his behaviour.

It seems you're being very kind with him, don't feel as though you've to drag it out for too long though. You deserve to have your life back Thanks
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