Nov 20, 2010 07:22PM Boo307 wrote:
Thank you so much for all the informative comments. Yes the Port-A-Cath shows up on the new scanner. I didn't know what it was when I was selected to go into the booth with no door knobs on the inside. When I came out the TSA asked me what I had in my right chest pocket as he looked at my knit top with no pocket. I pulled back the neckline to show him my port and explained that I had it for chemo. He seemed grossed out or at least quite surprised. I had no idea the scanner would show a detailed image of my naked body at the time. It is sickening now to think of it.
I recently added up my exposure to radiation over the past three years and realized I have had 18 diagnostic procedures exposing my to radiation in addition to 6 weeks of radiation therapy. I am now actively avoiding radiation at every opportunity. I have a trip to Chicago coming up in January, so I may take the train and enjoy a return to an earlier era of travel, sleeper car and all.