My Dr. didn't put restrictions on driving except to say that as long as I was on pain meds (narcotics) I could not drive. I did not choose to try until 2 weeks and then I went short distances. Yesterday was the first day I drove any distance and I was 4 weeks post op then.
I also had TAH/BSO. I drove for the first time yesterday, 1 day short of 3 weeks post-op. Only went about 4 miles and walked a few aisles in Walgreens to pick up a few items (not ready for a "superstore" yet!). My Dr said it would be best to wait until 3-4 weeks after the surgery and to be sure to use a small pillow under the seat belt - which I did).
They told me when I had my staples out at 8 days I could drive as long as I wasn't on any pain medications. I had been off of them a couple of days after I came home, so I did drive some. I live out in the boonies so had to drive some to get groceries. Didn't have any problems.
I was told not to drive until 4 weeks. As a previous post mentioned, turning sideways was a bit tough. I still am extra cautious as I back out of parking spaces. I wonder if I turn enough to see everything. But, I didn't even use a pillow or anything and it seems more comfortable being the driver. As a passenger, I hold onto my tummy a bit more. If you feel comfortable, I don't see a problem with getting out there sooner.
He wouldn't give me a time frame. He told me I would know when I could. I finally pinned him down to 2 weeks post op, (was not on narcotics anymore), I did drive at two weeks, not as easy as I thought it would be. I waited another week (3 weeks post op) and was much better. And of course I always had my pillow with me.