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  • Interstim and airport security

    Just found this:

    http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...rial_1567.shtm

    Notably: # You may request a pat-down inspection in lieu of going through the metal detector or being handwanded. You do not need to disclose why you would like this option.


    # If you have a disability, condition, or implant, that you would like to remain private and confidential, ask the Security Officer to please be discreet when assisting you through the screening process.

    Now, I know it doesn't happen that way a lot...but those are your rights...
    ~Ashley

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    I have had an Interstim for several years and have traveled several times and never had any issues at the airport. I received a card shortly after my surgery that listed what was implanted and I could show it anytime I had issues.
    Started Vaginal Valium Suppositories April 2014
    Hysterectomy April 2003 (for abdominal pain),Diagnosed with IC August 2003
    Diagnosed with Pelvic Floor Disorder 2004,Had right ovary and fallopan tube removed 2005
    Diagnosed with diverticulosis 2006,Interstim December 2006,Home Instillations 2007-not effective
    Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia November 2007,Appendectomy February 2008,
    Interstim repair December 2008,Removal of the Interstim August 2011,
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    • #3
      Someone on here, I hope they don't mind me saying this, said she told them she had a pacemaker and they hassled her about being to young to have one. Other people have said other things, but I can't remember or find them right now.
      ~Ashley

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