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I had surgery July 8th and take no pain killers. I don't have much to walk around at home and I am BORED!! Anyone drive sooner than they say to? Why can't we drive? Is it because of our stomach or because they think you will be on pain killers?

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I had surgery July 8th and take no pain killers. I don't have much to walk around at home and I am BORED!! Anyone drive sooner than they say to? Why can't we drive? Is it because of our stomach or because they think you will be on pain killers?

I had surgery July 8th and I drove yesterday perfectly fine . I also don't take any pain killers and I'm almost positive that's the reason they don't want you driving .

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Besides not being on pain medication--- You should also be able to turn around at your waist without pain.

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: Follow your docs recommendation on driving. :)

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: Follow your docs recommendation on driving. <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

Ugh why?!?!? I don't wanna listen!!!! Do I sound like a preschooler yet?!?!? I am sick of listening to my doctor!

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Ugh why?!?!? I don't wanna listen!!!! Do I sound like a preschooler yet?!?!? I am sick of listening to my doctor!

My doctor told me as long as I feel well enough to drive and I'm not taking pain meds then go for it

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My doctor said I can't drive if I'm on the pain killers... But I also just came home yesterday ..still really tired I'm just sipping & walking & taking naps

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I also had surgery on July 8th and I started driving yesterday. My doctor told me I would be fine as long as I am off pain killers for 24 hours. That said, you should do what your doctor tells you.

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No driving is because of the risk of an accident and the airbags going off into your stomach before it and ur incisions have healed enough to withstand that trauma. You may be a safe driver but you can't guarantee what others do. Good luck with the boredom, lol!

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My doctor said I could drive whenever I was ready as long as had not taken any pain meds. I only took it at night to sleep without discomfort.

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I drove today about two miles down the road.....maybe not the best plan but I did fine!

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Ugh why?!?!? I don't wanna listen!!!! Do I sound like a preschooler yet?!?!? I am sick of listening to my doctor!

You trusted your surgeon to cut you open and rearrange your innards but you don't trust their post-op instructions.

Fascinating.

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I do trust him however with this surgery you will notice that everyone is different. People leave some hospitals with purée and I am still on clear liquids.....to each their own

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I do trust him however with this surgery you will notice that everyone is different. People leave some hospitals with purée and I am still on clear liquids.....to each their own

Yes everyone is different and everyone's instructions are different. You'll probably be fine as long as you're not on the pain meds. But it's not a good habit to get into to ignore your doctor's advice.

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No driving is because of the risk of an accident and the airbags going off into your stomach before it and ur incisions have healed enough to withstand that trauma. You may be a safe driver but you can't guarantee what others do. Good luck with the boredom' date=' lol!

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It's because of the pain killers. I have never heard any consideration of air bags. If this was the CSS than nobody should be a passenger either.

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