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Old January 22nd, 2005, 12:01 AM
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Hi may have to travel after having Carpal Tunnel Surgery.
Right hand will be noticably banadaged.
Will I need letter stating what problem is and that I am fit to travel?
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 12:20 AM
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Default Re: traveling post surgery

TIA:

Be on the safe side and ask the surgeon to give you one when you have the surgery. There is little chance you would need it but a 8.5" x 11" piece of paper or a scribbled note on a prescription pad is worth taking, if only for the peace of mind.

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Old January 22nd, 2005, 12:37 AM
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Be prepared at airport security also, if you are traveling with anytime of brace or cast, you will be taken aside and it will be manually screened. I have had 15 hand surgeries and the last time i flew I had one of my splints on and the TSA inspector took me aside and I questioned him about it. And he said that it is a TSA regulation. So don't be surprised. They run the handheld metal detector thing over it... which in my case it went wild because there's a metal bar in the splint and then they run the plastic explosive tissue over it and check it in the machine.

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Old January 22nd, 2005, 09:22 AM
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Well that sounds like a headache and at the same time I am traveling alone with my 7 yr, I bet I will be their most inspected guest.
Thanks for the help
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Old January 25th, 2005, 07:02 AM
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What ever you do . . DON'T make jokes about a bomb in your cast!

Since 9-11, I make sure to wear shoes that slip on and off, no belt etc. It makes the search quicker. There's nothing worse than being in a hurry and having to untie your shoes, take off your belt, take off your watch, check your pockets etc etc. Although I appreciate them keeping me safe, that sure is a hassle sometimes.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 08:03 AM
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You'll be fine flying and on the cruise. Relax and have a great time.
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