My armpit smells of metal and has done ever since they performed the lumpectomy and node biopsy on Saturday.
It may be the smell of wounded flesh. Blood tastes of metal doesn't it, so maybe it's that.
It may be the smell of the dressings.
It may be my own body odour, masked for years by deodorant use.
Or, and this just struck me, it may be that they left something behind. An instrument or blade of some sort?