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I unzipped the blue nylon bag to give the elderly lady inside her last bath.  She had a black accumulation spotted across her form.  I dipped the brush in a basin of soap and began to scrub.  I scrubbed and scrubbed.  My partners scrubbed as well.  She had a rope strung around her back.  It looked uncomfortable.  I lifted her up, cradling her formalin-fixed neck in my arm.  She was heavy.  She was heavy, rubbery, and stiff.  My partners removed the rope from beneath her.  Her back was still dirty.  She needed to be flipped.  Positions, and… heave.  Heave!  We tipped her onto her side.  We flipped her onto her face.  Ah, her back.  So dirty!  I scrubbed and scrubbed.  My partners scrubbed as well.  I rinsed her off.  All better.  All clean.  I draped a damp anti-fungal cloth over her.  I zipped up the blue nylon bag.  We dissect her shoulder on Friday.

Lady…  Thanks in advance for teaching me.  I’ll do my best.

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January 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm

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