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    When I first broke my neck in 1978 I got these long straws from Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. They are 18 inches long and have thicker walls than normal straws. I am in need of some more and could actually use some 24-26 inches long. I searched the Internet but can only find this one which I did not like and even if I did it appears to be discontinued. Does anyone know where I could get some more straws like the ones I got from RIC many years ago?

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  • #2
    Google "extra long reusable straw":

    http://www.caregiverproducts.com/reu...ng-straws.html

    http://www.amazon.com/Patterson-Medi.../dp/B000X9SRXK

    http://www.elderstore.com/rigid-clea...aw-3-pack.aspx

    http://www.easierliving.com/reusable...ng-straws.html

    http://www.amazon.com/Extra-White-Pl...xp_grid_pt_0_2

    (KLD)
    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 05-19-2013, 10:46 AM.
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    • #3
      I Googled extra long drinking straw and tons came up like this whopper:
      http://longdrinkingstraw.com/extra28.html
      Have you ever tried to extend your straw with a piece of plastic tubing?
      You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
      http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

      See my personal webpage @
      http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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      • #4
        Thanks KKD and SCIfor55yrs. I have used these in the past, but you have to order a case of 1200 for $29.96 and $15.00 for shipping to the US from Canada!

        http://www.prairiemoon.biz/Wholesale...00_p_1153.html

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        • #5
          Thanks everyone, I'm bad at choosing the right search words, I just tried "long Straw" & "long drinking Straw" but they didn't come up... A couple of the links KLD posted are what I'm looking for!

          Originally posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
          Have you ever tried to extend your straw with a piece of plastic tubing?
          Yes I heated up one end, stretched it & put another piece on the end...

          Thanks again!

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          • #6
            This tightwad buys polyethylene tubing of the appropriate diameter at the local hardware store, bleaches it, cuts it to length and then straightens and bends with a hot hair blower.

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            • #7
              We have two of these and have ordered extra straws.
              We don't use the mount anymore though and came up with our own idea for mount.

              http://drinkaide.com/

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              • #8
                I get mine at Allegro medical.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bookjunky View Post
                  This tightwad buys polyethylene tubing of the appropriate diameter at the local hardware store, bleaches it, cuts it to length and then straightens and bends with a hot hair blower.

                  Same here,just buy tubing and cut to size. Use it for my water jug next to bed.

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                  • #10
                    Go to a candy store and buy those gigantic, 4 foot long Pixie Stix.
                    Eat sugar, cut to length, drink from straw.
                    Done!





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                    • #11
                      I just usea long piece of oxygen tubing to go from my cup to my bed rail and long enough where I can handle it when I need it. You just have to make sure there are kinks in the tubing and you keep the drink out of the tubing when you're not sipping on it or it will siphoned out
                      C-5/6, 7-9-2000
                      Scottsdale, AZ

                      Make the best out of today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. Nobody knows that better than those of us that have almost died from spinal cord injury.

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