I’m trying to think of what I can clean out this week…I find myself a little emotionally raw from yesterday’s post so I’m gonna look for something that I physically hang on to. I can’t imagine finding something that I phycially hang on to as something that is gonna set me off.
I decided to look at my supply shelf and realize that I am a sharps container hoarder. There I said it. I don’t know why this is. I must have like 5 of them and two on reserve still in the boxes they came in. None of them are full..well maybe one of them is full. I don’t know why I accumulate so many or feel the need to have multiple back up containers. Should I get rid of them? Absolutely, what’s the use in hanging on to these things, well except to collect lancets, syringes, and pen needles?
Is it me or are these sharps containers like little plastic piggy banks for all my pokey devices? At least a piggy bank will buy me a beer when its full. The only thing a sharps container gives me when its full is the problem of disposing of it and the neccessity for a new one.
Oh little platic boxes that hold my pointy thingys…thank you for being there for me and helping me get rid of the pricks in my life. 🙂
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Yesterday we kept stuff in, so today let’s clear stuff out. What is in your diabetic closet that needs to be cleaned out? This can be an actual physical belonging, or it can be something you’re mentally or emotionally hanging on to. Why are you keeping it and why do you need to get rid of it? (Thank you Rick of RA Diabetes for this topic suggestion.)
2 replies on “Diabetes Blog Week 2015 Day 3: Clean it Out, Girl!”
I hoard those things too, much to my wife’s dismay. I have tried to find the proper way to dispose of them in my area and can’t so they just sit in the cabinet. And they fill up so much faster now that I am using syringes and not pens
I think that is a big part of why I’ve been hesitant too. I was in a research study and it made me feel better about trading my full sharps container for an empty one since they provided me with supplies.