But today was the grossest thing EVER. I was evaluating this woman's wheelchair positioning, and when I moved her leg I saw a bit of white. I thought "hmm, food? they just finished eating." and then "probably paper towel". I picked it up and absently went to throw it out. But there wasn't a trash can nearby and I looked a little more closely. I picked up, with my bare fingers, a piece of the internal lining of an Attends. That part turns to a gel-like substance when wet and then dries back into paper when not surrounded by more gel. Sometimes when we change Attends we rip them and this stuff comes out, although generally the dry ones tear, not the wet ones. Somehow this had fallen under her foot and dried. And so I picked up one big, icky, piece of crystallized pee. And carried it around until I could throw it away.
That was not the highlight of my day.