No such luck.
I bend down to shift the lift out from under the person's feet and I notice teensy poo-like drips on the floor. I start to get up to tell the other nurse when SCHLOOMPH!
It was the most horrible experience of my life.
I wasn't the only person that week that gained a new poo story. One nurse was cleaning a patient when the patient had sudden, explosive diarrhea. Her whole arm up to her elbow got covered.
Another nurse witnessed the horror of a (confused?) patient slowly collecting and eating boogers off their fingertips.
I was like the Odor Gon fairy those days. I flitted about from room to room to hallway to hallway spritzing Odor Gon to dispel the odors. I am so thankful that these air fresheners work so quickly to get rid of smells.
The Joys(?) of Nursing
Well, now that I have ruined your appetite too. Are you sure you still want to be a nurse? I know I have asked myself that many times now.
It didn't erase the horror of the what I just experienced, but it did bring me back down to reality and give me a sense of gratitude towards that person for what she had said. It was nice.