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Thread: Warning! Pins and needles in your mouth

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    I brought this up on another thread and thought I would post it again. This topic may have been discussed before...if so, I missed it.

    About 15 years ago I was making a costume for my DD, my pincushion wasn't handy and as I removed the straight pins while I was sewing a seam I put the pins between my lip. I know we have all done this! Well -- I sneezed -- the pins went into my mouth and throat and I totally freaked out! I couldn't breath very well and I was home alone. Thankfully I got them out by myself with my fingers and tweezers. It really hurt and scared the you-know-what out of me. I have never put pins or needles in my mouth since. Please don't it -- I think I was lucky they didn't go further down my throat.

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    I try not to put them in my mouth, but every once in awhile I do and I think that it's probably not the best thing to do.

    Oh, that would have been scary. Good thing you were able to get it out and everything was ok.

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    Thank you for this reminder... I think many of us do this from time to time, even though we DO know better :roll:

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    wrist pincussions, sleeve, anything but mouth.

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    I used to do this!
    but solved the problem
    A few years ago I got bifocals, well I cant find my mouth with them on!! LOL I have to take off my glasses to eat!
    a friend of mine has the same problem and his wife is always yelling at him to not forget his glasses when we leave a restaurant.
    the first time I tried to stick a pin in my mouth (after the bifocals) I stuck my lip and bleed like a stuck pig!!
    never again!

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    That is a habit I have to break myself from. I know better and your story make me really work at it harder. I'm glad you were OK but that had to be scary.

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    Oy. I constantly have pins in my mouth when I'm sewing. This scenario has never even occurred to me. Thank you for the warning. I only hope I can break my habit.

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    I also did this. The solution is to use a magnet on your shirt. The soft craft kind. You cut two pieces, one under your shirt and the other on top to catch the pins. Works great.

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    I think I had an instinctual fear of swallowing a pin. I now have a habit of sticking pins in the front of my shirt/dress if I am not near the pin dish. Yes, I ocassionally forget to remove them & stick myself later.

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    This is always a good reminder. I know someone who actually inhaled the pin and ended up in the ER to have it removed...I try to always remember not to but once in awhile...
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