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Unread 11-19-2005, 12:48 PM
when do they let you drive?

I was just wondering when everyone was told they could drive again. I go on Monday for my first appointment to get my staples out. I Was suppose to get them out on Friday but she got called out to a meeting. Actually the Doctor wanted to take them out before I left the hospital but I wasn't comfortable with that so she left them in. I felt it was too soon since I had a lot of stairs to climb to get to my bedroom, when I got home. I guess I'm feeling better because I'm starting to get restless......
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Unread 11-19-2005, 01:10 PM
when do they let you drive?

My doctor told me I could drive as soon after surgery as I wanted, but I didn't feel like it until 2 weeks post-op. I started with very short drives.
Unread 11-19-2005, 01:54 PM

My post op protocol says 2wks no driving, the Dr said this was mostly for safety: they didn't want me having some unexpected shooting pain that got me into an accident.

I look like Frankinstein between my legs - stiched like a rag doll in places I never dreamed they'd cut so sitting is extremely uncomfortable. I'm thinking this, alone, is a reason to leave off driving my SUV for 2 wks post op.

I have a post-op check-up on my 2wk anniversary, and since DH will be back at work I'm planning to drive the 1 hr RT by myself. I'm a little worried that this may not be the best choice...
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Unread 11-19-2005, 02:00 PM
when do they let you drive?

I'm jealous of people who can drive so soon. I'm 4.5 weeks post-op and I can't drive yet. My doc will let me know if I can drive at my 6 week checkup.
Unread 11-19-2005, 02:20 PM
when do they let you drive?

Hi my consultant said no driving until I felt happy I could do a emergency stop without any pain, I waited about 6 weeks before I drove anywhere and at first it was only very short trips till I got my confidence back. He also suggested I contact my insurance company to double check I was still covered whilst recovering. Not sure how your insurance companies compare to the ones over here in the UK
Unread 11-19-2005, 02:41 PM
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I was told I could drive anytime time within the first 2 weeks when I felt comfortable. However my hubby decided I had to wait 2 weeks and even then he wasn't convinced I should be. I must say my first short drive did take it out of me as we live on a dirt road.

Take care........Karen
Unread 11-19-2005, 02:49 PM
when do they let you drive?

I was supposed to wait 4 weeks before driving, I'm 6 weeks post op now and still haven't driven. I haven't needed to go anywhere without my dh yet and I really haven't had the energy to drive anyway.
Unread 11-19-2005, 03:25 PM
when do they let you drive?

I was told 6 weeks at the earliest. I had repairs one too, and my doctor felt any twists or sudden movement could risk damage.
I go for my 6-week check on Monday, and I hope I'll get the okay, 'cos I'm going stir crazy.

Unread 11-19-2005, 03:33 PM
when do they let you drive?

There are many threads along the lines of when you can start driving. Each MD has a different perspective and also basis his/her decision on the type of surgery you have. Ask your dr at your appt when you specifically can drive. For my LAVH, I was told 6 weeks.

Best wishes!
Unread 11-19-2005, 06:35 PM
when do they let you drive?

Thanks to all who replied! I guess I'll find out on Monday when I see the Doctor. I live in the middle of the woods and you have to drive to get anywhere so driving is important, hopefully it will be soon.....Thanks

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