The recent TSA snafu at Salt Lake City (http://nation.foxnews.com/tsa/2012/05/09/tsa-...) has me leery of traveling to my grandson's college graduation. I've been in touch with my pump provider, Medtronics, and the TSA in Tampa to forestall any problems related to the upcoming flight. Perhaps it was a function of her young age and accepting the authority of the TSA agent without asking for a supervisor, but young Ms Barry should not have been instructed to go through a body scanner which damaged her pump. I've armed myself with printouts from Medtronics and TSA in hopes of averting a similar problem. Going through a metal detector is OK and will not harm my pump but body scanners and X-rays may cause serious malfunctions. Our flight leaves at 6 am but I've warned my husband that we need to arrive with extra time in case it takes longer for me to get through security. We pumpers are advised to notify the TSA agent of our condition and equipment before any screening begins…I'll make sure to do that too. Here's hoping for smooth flying!
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