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Date: 7/17/12 9:22 PM

Here's an article written by a woman who accidentally inhaled one into her lung. I don't think I'll ever do this again.

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Date: 7/17/12 9:48 PM

OMG. Hadn't thought of the possibility of inhaling one. (I have a plastic lid I put them in, or I put them back in the pincushion.)
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Date: 7/17/12 9:51 PM

Oh my goodness that is scary. I am sorry to say I also put pins in my mouth but from now will try very hard not to.

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Date: 7/17/12 9:59 PM

I would never put pins in my mouth. It's not only dangerous -- it also looks horrible. I keep a Pin Place (a magnet attached to a suction cup) on the extension table of my machine.

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Date: 7/17/12 10:29 PM

If you have ever visited the Mutter Museum (medical oddities) in Philadelphia, there is a cabinet with drawers containing items removed from people's throats. It's interesting that a significant number are pins and needles, and the patients are mostly women. Seeing that cured me from ever putting pins in my mouth-it's too dangerous.

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Date: 7/17/12 10:59 PM

Wow! Although I've been trying to stop, I'm still guilty of doing that a lot. I have a wrist pin cushion that I've been trying to make myself use more often to avoid it. I think that article just cured me of that bad habit for good.
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Date: 7/17/12 11:43 PM

Seriously, how do you inhale a pin and not know it? I keep pins in my mouth all the time and after nearly 40 years, I'm not sure I'd be able to stop even if I had to.

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Date: 7/17/12 11:43 PM

I'll stop putting pins in my mouth immediately! Somehow the thought of inhaling pins is much more horrifying than swallowing them.
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Date: 7/17/12 11:46 PM

I have a wrist pin cushion and it has become such a habit that I put it on as soon as I enter the sewing room. I love it


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Date: 7/18/12 1:01 AM

I use a wrist pin cushion, my mouth, my clothes, magnets...whatever.

I HAVE swallowed a pin when I was sewing while I had pneumonia. Since it came out, no one was too worried about it, including my doctor I was seeing.

Usually swallowing them isn't my problem, I stick myself with them when I forget I am not wearing my wrist cushion and I have a rash of pin scars from that.
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