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Unread 09-20-2013, 01:06 PM

My hysterectomy was on Sept.6th so I'm 21 days out and my post op visit isn't until Oct.1st.I'm doing good and have been out of the house a few times including accompanying my husband grocery shopping. When is it alright to drive myself?
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Unread 09-20-2013, 01:20 PM
Re: driving

My post op instructions say that after week 2 you can drive as long as you're no longer taking narcotic pain killers. However... they say that you need to, in a parked car of course, push on the breaks hard and fast as to simulate an emergent situation. If you can do this without much pain, you also need to twist as to check blind spots n such, then you should be ok to go. But please give your Dr a call and see what they say before you do so!

I'm a little more than a week out and I've had no choice as I have no one to help out with picking my tiny humans up from school.

Just be super careful and don't push to hard or fast, you can still cause problems that may require more surgery! Happy healing!
Unread 09-20-2013, 01:22 PM
Re: driving

Actually you are 2 weeks out if your surgery was Sept. 6. Still, you should check with your doctor before driving. If you are not taking narcotic pain meds your doctor may allow it.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 04:40 PM
Re: driving

My surgery was August 14 and my doc just released me to drive yesterday and I am 5 weeks out.....don't be in a hurry if you don't have to be. Check with your doc to see when it is safe to drive.
Unread 09-20-2013, 04:47 PM
Re: driving

Like the others have said...you need to check with your Dr first. Like snowflakes...everyone is different. I was allowed to drive at 1-2 weeks if I felt up to it and was off the prescription pain meds. I never had to take them, but waited until week 2 anyways because people in my city drive like maniacs and I really didn't have a need to drive anyways. I did fine. Test it out once you get the release. Take a short drive around the block, make sure you can brake fast without pain...etc.. Good Luck!
Unread 09-20-2013, 09:51 PM
Re: driving

My doc told me ok after a week. Went for a visual check today and was told not to drive as long as I was tender. I am more than happy to turn over the keys unless completely necessary.
Unread 09-20-2013, 09:52 PM
Re: driving

My doc told me ok after a week. Went for a visual check today and was told not to drive as long as I was tender. I am more than happy to turn over the keys unless completely necessary.
Unread 09-20-2013, 10:24 PM
Re: driving

My surgery was August 14th and I just made 5 wks just started driving...I wouldn't over do it though.
Unread 09-20-2013, 10:45 PM
Re: driving

Its really something I would check with doc. Overall you have to decide what is more important to you. However I understand how hard it is to have the patience and discipline to take the time to heal. We wanr to do things for others and ourselves and stop being dependent on others. It can be hard to deal with.

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