Thanks, Brunetta. I had an amazing trip! It was to Tampa for the wedding of a friend of 46 years who I hadn't seen in 33! Very emotional.
I "reported back" in a separate thread about the screenings: Piece of cake! Though I had made the decision already that I would go through the full body scanners since many others have with no problems to their pumps. That's all there was at both Sacramento and Tampa and I really wasn't willing to get felt up! I told them I had a pump, then went through with no beeping. They had me take out my pump and put my hands around it, then they swabbed my hands and tested it in a machine which took only a couple minutes and I was good to go. Very polite all around.
Here's the only stressful part to the trip: I got up this morning in my Sacramento motel and was 58, so I just took one glucose tab as when I treat and then eat I usually go high. I'd stayed there a few times a few years ago and remembered a nice Mexican restaurant for breakfast right down the street so I just headed out. Well the Mexican restaurant had morphed into a barbecue place which wasn't open for breakfast (barbecued eggs?) so I kept driving down this quiet frontage road looking for another breakfast place and all of a sudden I'm in downtown Sacramento during rush hour! It was like a shot of adrenaline or speed! Remember I'm not a morning person to begin with: one way 5 lane streets, freeway entrances at every turn looking to capture you and send you flying off to LA or Portland, "right turn only" onto bridges over the Sacramento River - I'm not fond of bridges. YIKES! When I finally sat down at a table for breakfast I was still in the 50s and stressed to the max!
Oh yeah, and at the gate they asked who wanted to check their bags for free because the flight was full and I was very sick of dragging my heavy bag so I started to hand it over and then remembered and redeemed my insulin and pump supplies to put in my computer bag so they were on the plane with me. I haven't been doing much traveling since I started insulin (for other reasons) and traveling with D is not for the faint of heart. And yet...I love to travel and would still pick up and go anywhere anytime if finances allowed. I guess that's what they mean by living your life despite D!