I am a frequent flying traveler for business, so I end up taking my ErecAid pump with me. Usually I pack it with my checked luggage, but occasionally I am on a short trip where I just have carry-ons, which means my pump gets scanned while I pass through security. Just curious if anyone has had trouble or funny experiences with this.
It can be quite amusing to see the raised eyebrows when the pump passes through the X-ray, and then the TSA agent says he/she needs to search the bag. Usually they want no verbal explanation at that point, so I let them have at it. I carry the instruction book with me (complete with instruction diagrams!). There is usually a quick recognition of what the device is for, followed by a quick "sorry, sir", and the somewhat embarrassed TSA agent leaves me to repack things. Once in awhile you get someone with questions, so I explain then, of course.
Most of this PCa stuff is a royal pain in the ass, but moments like this add a bit of comedy to the mix :)
Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: 3+3=6
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches
post-surgery Gleason score: 3+4=7; negative margins from surgery
number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006)
2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
ongoing post-surgery treatment:
Cialis every other day, Viagra "on-demand", ErecAid pump daily Cialis every other day, ErecAid pump twice daily (when I can manage it)