When I was a Rehab nurse, the evening shift was in charge of the bowel programs and showers...We would put the patinet in the shower chair, gave them their suppository, push the shower chair over the toilet, let them make a deposit, then give them a shower...
I had a 60 year old male patient who was on the board of directors at the local university.
Unfortunately, his CVA had taken his balance impaired so that when sitting in his wheelchair, he usually was falling over to one side & unable to get himself upright. His swallowing was impaired to the point of not being able to swallow his oral secretions...so he drooled severly!
The speech therapist (who thought she was infallable) said she had done extensive testing and that because he both receptive and expressive aphasia, his prognosis was very poor.
One evening, I found his suppository would not insert easily, so I checked him for the dreaded impaction. Finding one,I began to manually remove it...Picture this: him sitting in the shower chair, bent over and drooling and me bent over with my gloved finger stuck up his rectum....
Realizing how rediculious this must look, I looked up at him and said..."betcha didnt know that I went to college to learn how to do this!!"
He began laughing so hard I thought he was going to fall out of the shower chair...I began crying tears of joy because I realized that he COULD understand what I said!!!
Of course, the next day, ONLY the nurses truely appreciated the story of how I proved that the speech therapist "didnt know shit!"