I don't fly anymore unless I absolutely have to. The last few times I did fly, since I got bilateral hip replacements, the TSA search I go through is awful. I use the whole body scanner and I've taken up to wearing a bathing suit under my clothes so I can strip and still be 'decent'. Have others had problems being searched and groped excessively? I'm starting to have panic attacks when going through the line.
Any suggestions on how to get through the search without trouble?
For example, in Orlando, I was put in a see-through plastic box, standing up only, with holes drilled in the plastic to wait for a female agent to pat me down. I stood there for 5 minutes while people stared at me like a rat in a cage. I have metal hips and metal in both feet now. I also must say I am not looking like a trouble maker at 60+ years old female. I have tried to show my cards identifying myself as hip replacement and I've brought letters from the doctor, to no avail. They say it call all be forgeries.
The lat time I had to go to a funeral, I drove over 1500 miles one way to avoid flying. That's inconvenient, too. Any tips?