I am clearly behind on things. I recently wrote a piece for the National MS Society blog, entitled So Many Needles..., which was mainly my musings upon looking at my very full sharps container that held hundreds of syringes from my disease-modifying therapy.
Some of the feedback I got was empathetic and echoed my emotions. Other people wanted to share their experience with "needle clippers," which had greatly reduced or eliminated their need to get new sharps containers. Basically, a needle clipper does what it says - removes needles from used syringes, so that the syringes can then be disposed of in the regular trash.
I think this is a great idea and I'm going to get one of these for myself. Some people mentioned that you could get them from your patient support program of the medication that you use. I also searched "needle clippers" on the Internet and found several sources.
Do you use a needle clipper? Share any tips and advice you may have in the comments section below.