Driving

Want2beMe
on 8/19/20 5:01 pm
VSG on 08/17/20

How long did you wait until driving? I was told at least 2 weeks, just seeing if anyone drove sooner or later and was it uncomfortable to turn your body? On my way home from surgery I found the seat belt to be restrictive, I hope that doesn't last long. I just hate having to rely on others.

White Dove
on 8/19/20 5:15 pm

I had surgery on Tuesday, came home on Thursday, and was driving on Saturday. As long as you are off of pain pills, you should be able to drive. The seat belt did not bother me. I went back to work the next Monday.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

catwoman7
on 8/20/20 5:42 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I think it was about a week. I never took any of the pain killers that they sent me home with (I never really had any pain from the surgery), so whatever they gave me in the hospital was long out of my system before I started driving again.

Citizen Kim
on 8/20/20 6:10 am, edited 8/19/20 11:11 pm - Castle Rock, CO

I took no narcotics after day of surgery, so I drove the day after I came home.

I had children to care for, including an 11 month old and my other son had daily golf lessons so ... off I went!

The general rule is no narcotics for 24 hours

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

Partlypollyanna
on 8/20/20 5:04 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

I don't remember any issues with the seat belt or being able to look Around. I had surgery on Wednesday, home Thursday, drove Friday.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

Want2beMe
on 8/21/20 1:09 pm
VSG on 08/17/20

Surgery Monday and drove on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Feeling confident about driving, was nervous though because I dont want an accident. Thanks for the responses, I only took 1 pain pill when I came home.

Janet P.
on 8/24/20 1:29 pm
On August 20, 2020 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time, Want2beMe wrote:

How long did you wait until driving? I was told at least 2 weeks, just seeing if anyone drove sooner or later and was it uncomfortable to turn your body? On my way home from surgery I found the seat belt to be restrictive, I hope that doesn't last long. I just hate having to rely on others.

Unless someone else on this board is a medical doctor, please follow your surgeon's instructions. You had MAJOR surgery. Let yourself heal. My surgeon told me I couldn't drive for two weeks. I didn't drive for two weeks.

Janet in Leesburg
DS 2/25/03
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