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Hopeso
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   Posted 8/11/2006 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Does this new arrangement at the airports mean we have to carry a prescription with us to carry on our medical supplies?  Will they let us take baby wipes?  I guess no oder drops, so what about tic tacs.  Will they make us show them our liquid output in the bag?  Will they make us take off the bag?  Should we wear a 2 piece, in case they don't believe us, and want to see for theirselves?  I can't find any info on the TV or The airlines websites pertaining to us.  Don't they know about us?  They did mention people with diabetes will have to show prescriptions for insulin and their supplies.  This makes me think that at the actual airports they will be making up policy according to who checks you.  Anyone know?
Leslie
 


pat48ont
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   Posted 8/11/2006 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Very interesting.  Good questions.  I am sure if we walk through the Xray machine, they will see it and ask us to go over where they do the one on one search.  Maybe at that point, is when we tell them.  Maybe we should notify someone at security about ostomies and what we need to carry so they are prepared.  I am sure if they have never seen or heard of ostomies, this will shock them for sure.  I think they need to be informed ahead of time and when we book our flight, we should be given some kind of special place where no one else has to see or hear us but one person from security.  Surely we won't have to remove it..  we can't.  It's really sad that it's gotten to this point now.  But I rather security be strict and as safe as it can be so I won't mind them searching me as long as they are informed about ostomies ahead of time. I wonder who we contact regarding ostomies at airports.  Pat

Suzy2
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   Posted 8/13/2006 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I understand why it is important for all these new regulations to be put in place. But I was thinking what it must be like to have to walk around with our spare ostomy bag in a clear plastic bag that everyone can see. There is noway I would go on a plane without a spare just in case I had a leak.Also, I wouldnt be able to carry my small bottle of 3% Hydrogen peroxide to put in my bag after every empty so that means I would stink the plane out.
 
I am so glad that i am not planning to travel anywhere in the near future.


pat48ont
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   Posted 8/13/2006 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone......  I have a friend that is finding out the answer for us.  He thinks we will be treated like the diabetics, carry a prescription and will be allowed to carry our supplies.  Right now, they are doing their best to accommadate everyone.  I am sure in time, our supplies will be marked or sealed in pkgs for security standards.  Things are still too new to allow certain things so until they figure out what and who to allow with their supplies, we just go with the flow.  I don't mind at all being searched and I undertand why it has to be done.  I only object not having my privacy if they need to do body searches without making it a big deal.  I will be the first one to tell them, yes I need you to check me, but let's go over there and be descreet without the entire airport hearing or seeing.  They will have to figure out some other ways for those of us with medical conditions and I am sure they will come up with some kind of packaging for those of us with medical supplies and the diabetics with their insulin and needles.  Maybe we can fly FIRST CLASS and kept away from other passengers. HAHA  I am glad I don't work security at airports, they can't pay me enough.   Iwill let you know when I find out about this question.  Have a good day... Pat

Suzy2
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   Posted 8/13/2006 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Pat... I will be interested to hear what your friend finds out. I think that I have read somewhere that if we did get asked to remove our ostomy bag by security that we are entitled to ask for a Doctor to be present.


Hopeso
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Total Posts : 231
   Posted 8/13/2006 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I just printed out a bunch of stuff from the TSA site, and it says that we can bring a note from a doctor but that will not really make a difference. We will still be subject to search. I hope someone can give us something to help us. On their site they do not address our situation at all. Our barriers are a gel material after all and so are the seal rings.
Leslie
 


wmnak
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/13/2006 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   

I wish I knew enough about computers to post the relevant sites for all the new travel restriction info. confused

Since I can't move it over to Healing Well, check out the info on Ostomyland Index and on UOAA Discussion Board Index - they both have a multitude of post on this subject since last week's incident in the UK.  Including the medical form to complete that will ensure your privacy if searched.

Good Luck!   Martha

 

 

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