Flying with Medical Equipment for free
Hi, everyone! My name is Shayn I'm here to show you how you can fly with your medical equipment for free! Here I have your typical carryon sized bag.
I can fit all of my medical equipment in here for free. You can fly with any device that pertains to your medical condition, your mobility equipment, anything you need as someone who has a disability. Those things fly free on any airline.
Even though you can fly with all your medical equipment for free, some of us might have more than others. I do know of some persons who have been able to check their medical equipment at no charge
via the checkin desk. I recommend you call ahead. And I always recommend that anyone with any medical condition calls at least 72 hours ahead to the TSA Cares Helpline. This hotline will take down your name, your flight information,
and your medical conditions, what you'll be flying with, etc. And they exist solely to make sure that you are able to get through security with no hiccups. And that means if you have any problems whatsoever they will come help you
or they will send someone to come and help you. So, if you have a condition like Tourette Syndrome and you tic something that's inappropriate for the airport, they'll have it on record that you're not dangerous
NoScalpel Vasectomy Thomas Baron MD Springfield
Hi, my name is Tom Baron, and Iam a urologist at Springfield , and I would like to discuss vasectomies with you.A vasectomy is a means of voluntarily sterilizing the male partner to prevent further procreation.We do vasectomies in our office under a local anesthetic, and what I would like to go throughwith you is the method of doing a vasectomy, potential complications, and postoperativecare. When we do a vasectomy at Springfield , we have the patient fill out a questionnaire,and we also ask the patient various questions about their health. It is important that thepatient shave the hair off the scrotum the day of the vasectomy prior to coming in theoffice and also to bring a scrotal support.
The patient is brought to our vasectomy suite,and we have the patient lie down, and we use an antibiotic solution to prep the skin. Wethen anesthetize each half of the scrotum with a local anesthetic and pierce the skinwith a sharpened clamp until we get down to the vas deferens. Then we cut the vas deferensin half and put a small cautery probe inside each end of the vas deferens to seal it. Wethen tie each end of the vas deferens and then place the vas deferens back in the scrotumand close the incision with sutures that will dissolve. We will put sterile dressings onthe incision and the patient's scrotal support. We want the patient to wear the scrotal supportfor at least 10 days. We will send the patient
home with a prescription for pain medication,usually Tylenol with codeine, but if the patient is allergic to Tylenol or codeine, they needto notify us so we can choose a suitable alternative. As far as the vasectomy instructions go postoperatively,we ask that the patient keep the incision clean and dry the day of surgery. The nextday the patient can take showers. We ask that the patient use one of the overthecounterantibiotic creams such as Neosporin, neomycin, or bacitracin ointment and place this on eachincision three times a day until everything is completely healed which may take 7 days,10 days, 15 days, or even in rare instances, up to 30 days. The patient can use an icebag intermittently after the procedure for
approximately 24 hours to reduce any pain,swelling, or discomfort. We also want the patient to refrain from any strenuous activitiessuch as lifting, golf, bowling, tennis, intercourse for at least 10 days, even if the patientfeels fine. This gives everything an adequate amount of time to heal and minimizes the chanceof any complications from the vasectomy. It is also important that the patient not takeany aspirincontaining products 10 days before and 10 days after the vasectomy to minimizeany chance of bleeding. As far as any potential complications go with the vasectomies, theseare very infrequent, but they can occur. There is always the possibility that the patientcould develop a wound infection or even form
an abscess. If that happens, we might haveto surgically drain the abscess, but this is very rare with vasectomies. Sometimes onecan develop bleeding into the scrotum, and if the scrotum gets a suitable collectionof blood called a hematoma and it causes significant pain, it might be necessary to drain this,but again, this is very rare with vasectomies. Some patients may develop bruising of theskin of the scrotum or the penis after a vasectomy from some blood trickling underneath the skinsurface, and this disappears usually within 10 to 14 days, and there is usually no painassociated with this because there was no blunt trauma causing the bruising. There canbe some rare problems that can occur after
vasectomies. Sometimes the vas deferens canbecome thickened and beaded like a small rosary or chain. This is called vasitis nodosa. Thismight cause pain even years later. This is an extremely rare problem. Sometimes if anysperm leaks out from the end of the vas deferens, the body will not recognize the sperm as partof itself and treats this as a foreign substance and will build scar tissue around it. Thiscould result in a sperm granuloma, a small collection of fibrous or inflammatory tissuethat might cause pain or discomfort. If this occurs, we usually treat this with antiinflammatorydrugs, and the pain usually goes away. Rarely we might need to remove this surgically. Sometimesafter a vasectomy patients can develop pain