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Do I look like a terrorist to you?

on October 22, 2012

I used to freak out about whether or not my travel-sized shampoos and lotions would send the airport TSA agents into red alert.   Never did I imagine I’d have to explain the 10 hypodermic syringes, 10 Q-cap needles, additional multi-gauge needles, plus 12 vials of questionable liquids and powders as I walk through the screening area of my local airport.

Oh, and did I mention I’m on a direct flight to our nation’s capital, as well?  Awesome.

As luck would have it, our first round of IVF coincides with a business trip and I have to do my injections from a luxurious hotel room overlooking National Harbor.

I have my plan all figured out.  I plan to march right up to the first TSA screener and declare my infertility issue to him and all of the commuters within hearing distance. I plan to fan my Rx papers that match my name to every vial of questionable substance and flash my pearly whites and baby blues and dare him to question my allegiance to my country.

I may or may not have “America, the Beautiful” queued up in my iPhone ready to play in case of emergency.

Watch the news tonight.  My true identity may be revealed 🙂

I’ll update you soon on how Operation Shoot Up goes tonight.  Wish me luck (and courier me some wine)!

8 responses to “Do I look like a terrorist to you?

  1. ivfmale says:

    I think this is the first time I’m wishing an infertile Good Luck for getting through airport security.

  2. Leighann says:

    It will be hard to top “don’t touch my junk” guy but I wish you luck.

  3. Courtney says:

    Man alive, I was so prepped to declare myself to TSA when doing IVF two years ago – but they could have cared less. I over-explained my situation and they didn’t even want to see my prescription labels. They were more concerned with the breastmilk I was transporting a year later.

    But good luck! I hope you don’t need it 😉

  4. Georgette says:

    I’ve flown with IVF meds and no one says anything. They don’t even notice. I’ve never had to use my doctor’s letter or anything. Really, you’re worried about nothing.

  5. […] you believe that airport security was not nearly as interested in my infertility issues as I am?   Hrmph. […]

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