Traveling With Ostomy
Has anyone been searched when going through the airport security line? On a trip from Detroit to upstate NY a few weeks ago, I was searched after TSA saw my bag when I went through the x ray. A very serious TSA agent told me to wait where I was until 2 females came and took me to an office for the search. I could tell that they felt very awkward and were apologetic, I tried to lighten the atmosphere by telling them that I only had poop in the bag. They patted me down from the back and the front and then wanted to see the bag. I pulled it out and they ran a product that looked like a Ban roller deodorant stick over my hands and there was no reaction so they knew there was no chemical in there, I guess. They apologized for the delay and sent me on my way. Fortunately, the airport in Albany did not have an x ray scanner so I didn't need to repeat the experience on the way back.
I asked the ladies if a letter from my doctor would keep them from doing the search. They said no. Would love to hear if anyone has had similar experiences. Take care all, I love this site. Gives me very helpful and encouraging info.