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tjt6768
tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
edited 14. Jun 2014, 06:10 in Living with Arthritis archive
Apparently you shouldn't fully close your sharps bin until you've finished with it completely...

I didn't take heed... :oops:

I thought it was open before we set off for the holiday. So I shut the thing up thinking I was doing the right thing. I missed last weeks injection so didn't realise until I did today's meth. I tried to open the bin up. Not a chance lol.

So for now the empty needle is locked away in the safe in our room in the hotel.

Any ideas?


Thanks folks.
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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Sorry. I don't do the jabs so no suggestions at all. I hope you find one though.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Oh dear, Tony, what a mistake to make. I suggest you leave it where it is for the time being but go to a local pharmacy where, hopefully, someone will speak sufficient English to understand what has happened. Meth sharps require a special bin, they cannot be put into a general sharps. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks ladies.
    I'll try the local pharmacy later.

    I am a true clot lol

    xx
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Yup, :wink: but you're also new to this and mistakes are easily made. Take the packaging with you because it may have on it that all-important word 'cytotoxic'. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I will hun.
    I put the cap back on and placed it back in the packaging then into the safe.
    I don't know if the sharps bins ever open again. They're designed not to at the end of the day lol.

    I wouldn't mind but it's an empty bin.
    Apparently I did the same thing with Mum's diabetes sharps bin.
    Doh.

    :shock:
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  • GraceB
    GraceB Member Posts: 1,595
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Can't help Tony - sorry. I hope you get it sorted quickly and easily though.

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

    GraceB
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    You dozy wassock. :wink: Once closed they are designed to stay closed which makes sense if you think about it. :lol: I hope that you can get this sorted and soon, it's literally dangerous rubbish. :( Please let us know the outcome. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Oh poor you Tony, we all have blond moments :lol: , I go with DD's suggestion the local pharmacy.........................good luck..........Marie xx
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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Haha.
    Wazzock suits me well :lol::lol:
    at least when I closed Mum's up it was 3/4 full and not empty like mine :o :roll: :oops: :lol:

    I'm not meant to have blonde moments, that's Janet's job. I have grey moments :lol:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Tony I hope the pharmacy can help,I did this when having the bloods thinner, so you are not on your own.. but at least I was in the UK...good luck...
    Love
    Barbara
  • As5567
    As5567 Member Posts: 665
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I have no ideas on how to resolve this sorry, I just wanted to say you're not the first person to have done this. Many years ago I did this after my first injection and like yourself thought I was being safe and doing the right thing. It wasn't until I injected the following week that I noticed what a mistake I had made. It's easily done I guess if nobody tells us :(
  • applerose
    applerose Member Posts: 3,621
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I was thinking hammer or grenade. :shock: :lol:
    Christine
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    As5567 wrote:
    I have no ideas on how to resolve this sorry, I just wanted to say you're not the first person to have done this. Many years ago I did this after my first injection and like yourself thought I was being safe and doing the right thing. It wasn't until I injected the following week that I noticed what a mistake I had made. It's easily done I guess if nobody tells us :(


    Thanks :D as you say. I thought I was doing the right thing. However.... I should have read the instructions lol. I am entirely to blame. :lol:


    Applerose, mmm.. handgrenade sounds perfect :D:D

    Barbara, thanks hun. I'm sure it'll be right. :wink:
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  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,636
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I should have read the instructions
    Yup - but it's not a very blokey thing to do is it.... On the plus side,by sharing this you may prevent someone else from making the same mistake in the future.
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    :lol: it really isn't a Blokey thing at all. I never do instructions :lol:
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Any progress made, mate? Or is the nasty still in the safe? DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    TBH.. I've just left it in the safe lol.
    I will make sure it is well packed away in the suitcase and take the nasty blighter home and HOPE (I have a sneaky feeling) that I haven't closed my main bin up too :shock: :o
    lol


    we are off to Blanes again this morning but after the other day's struggle we are getting a taxi. I only slept about half an hour last night and I'm rather paggered!
    We won't be walking around much when we get there. It's mainly to show our friends the campsite we used to stay on. We are thinking of going back there next year.
    We would save something in the region of £250 each. I know we will have food to buy but I doubt we would spend £1500 on food for the six of us lol.
    We would be staying in a lodge on the site.
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    OK my spanish is a bit rusty but this should do it for the pharmacist.

    Tengo una caja especial para desechar mis jeringas citotoxicas de metotrexato pero la he cerrado por accidente. Por favor, puede aconsejarme. Como puedo desechar la jeringa con seguridad?

    (I have a special box for disposing of my cytotoxic methotrexate syringes but I have accidentally closed it. Could you please advise me? How can I dispose of the syringe safely?)
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Tony, in all honesty that is not a reasonable plan. Please get someone to help you sort this out, please. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,154
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    DDs right ,to bury it in your luggage will leave you open to security checks,that's the last thing you want. Mig
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you ladies.
    I will practice that Spanish sticky :wink:
    I do appreciate everything.

    Xxx these are to share between you. . Play nice or you won't get any more :lol::lol:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    No need to practice it, Tony. Just copy it out.

    Sorry to bang on but accidents do happen despite our best precautions and intentions and I really wouldn't want anyone close to me to be on the receiving end of someone else's used syringe or pen let alone a cytotoxic one.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Oh dear I also would have wrapped it up and taken it home!


    elizabeth x
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    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

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  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,636
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    You really wouldn't want to have to try and explain to Spanish security that you're not a junkie(or a terrorist) - and remember they don't just search your luggage when they go down that route!
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Grrrr.

    Just lost everything I had written out. .


    Basically, I have taken it to the local pharmacy and they understood what had happened and disposed of the offending item for me.


    Thank you all again. .

    I am shattered now and need a siesta. :wink:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP