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    Silly Question, Traveling with Misc Items

    Hi Everyone,

    I just realized I should probably pack my heating pad and tens unit when I head to St. Louis since they are part of my daily routine now. Will there be any issues taking these items through airport security? My endocrinologist just mailed me a letter explaining what the Forteo pen and needles are for so I can show to TSA.

    Warmly,
    Doreen
    44 years old at time of surgery, Atlanta GA

    Pre-Surgery Thorasic: 70 degrees, Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 68 degrees, lost 4 inches of height in 2011
    Post-Surgery curves ~10 degrees, regained 4 inches of height

    Posterior T3-sacrum & TLIF surgeries on Nov 28, 2011 with Dr. Lenke, St. Louis
    2 rods, 33 screws, 2 cages, 2 connectors, living a new life I never dreamed of!

    http://thebionicachronicles.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doreen1 View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    I just realized I should probably pack my heating pad and tens unit when I head to St. Louis since they are part of my daily routine now. Will there be any issues taking these items through airport security? My endocrinologist just mailed me a letter explaining what the Forteo pen and needles are for so I can show to TSA.

    Warmly,
    Doreen
    I wouldn't try to carry them on if I were you. First, it's not likely you'll need them on the plane, and they're not likely to get stolen.

    --Linda
    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Twain
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    Surgery 2/10/93 A/P fusion T4-L3
    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation

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    Hi Linda,

    We only do carry on luggage when we fly (too many issues with lost luggage). My concern is to have the heating pad/tens for the afternoon time while we are in St. Louis. I don't plan to use them while I'm on the plane, but I am a little concerned that TSA won't allow them as carry on and I don't want them confiscated. I finally found on TSA website that tens is okay to bring on in my purse or carry on, but I still can't find info on a heating pad.

    Warmly,
    Doreen
    44 years old at time of surgery, Atlanta GA

    Pre-Surgery Thorasic: 70 degrees, Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 68 degrees, lost 4 inches of height in 2011
    Post-Surgery curves ~10 degrees, regained 4 inches of height

    Posterior T3-sacrum & TLIF surgeries on Nov 28, 2011 with Dr. Lenke, St. Louis
    2 rods, 33 screws, 2 cages, 2 connectors, living a new life I never dreamed of!

    http://thebionicachronicles.blogspot.com/

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    Buy a heating pad when you get to St Louis

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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