I had planned a holiday abroad,the first one since i had the cystoplasty(which is bowel transplanted into my bladder to enlarge the capacity)..
My specialist wished me good luck,but mentioned that as there were staples in my bladder,this may trigger off the alarm,so he gave me a letter to produce to the airport staff IF the alarm went off..
well surprise surprise it did,and all eyes were on me,one of the staff beckoned me over which i duly did,and i started the explanation of the operation and the staples,then rooted in my handbag for the letter,she looked at me bemused,and asked me once again to go through the scanner and again it went off..then she started to smile and said"oh it's okay it's the metal on your shoes"..so there i had to get on to the plane with the rest of the passengers knowing full well that most had heard what had gone on
..I will add though that when i flew home again,i DID remove my shoes
I have recently had a ileostomy,and in the past i have had my left kidney removed due to reflux from my urator,although it was re-implanted numerous times,it lead to continual infection.
I have also had a cystoplasty(using bowel)and at the moment this is causing problems due to the mucus..I am having treatment for bladder washouts