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I'm getting banded this Friday and I was wondering if I would be able to drive myself home on Saturday? (My doc makes you stay overnight)

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Well I drove the same day I had to go and pick up my son from school.. They tell u not to drive for at least 24hrs..

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I make one full week tomorrow and I just got the go ahead to drive today.

A whole week??? I'm gonna go crazy...well, I'm supposed to walk anyway--feet don't fail me now!

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I was out and about the next day, but tired easily. 3-4 days later I was driving - big mistake.

Almost fell asleep at the red light.

You'll know when you start to drive...pay attention to your alertness and all.

Good luck!

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I drove myself home the next day -- two hour drive. See how you feel, before you make a decision.

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I was told I could drive once I was off pain meds. I probably could have driven the day after surgery if I had to, but I'm glad I didn't have to. And I'm glad the driver behind me and next to me on the road wasn't one day out of surgery under general anesthesia!

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I drove about 5 days after my surgery - the most difficult part for me was the getting in and out of the car. All the movements were super slow!

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i didn't have to drive myself home, but I was so nauseated from the drive and weak from the surgery. I could hardly hold my head up.I wouldn't chance it.

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I was banded on 6/2 and there was no way that I would have been able to drive myself home. The hospital will probably not release you without someone to drive you. I brougt a throw pillow to place over my abdomin between myself and the seatbelt so it would not hurt if it tightened up real fast (my husbands idea) Also try to take a Suv or a truck it is easier to get out of when you have been sitting for a long time you can just plop out instead of pushing yourself out. Good Luck!!

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I was banded on a wednesday, drove that friday. But I was also going stir crazy, I had to go out and do something. So when it came time to get the kids from school I snatched the keys before my mom had a chance too.

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My doctor told me no driving for 5 days. My specific pain medicine makes me very dizzy anyways. I am now on a very low dose and don't have to take it very often, but even then I don't feel comfortable driving on it.

There is no way I could have driven myself home from the hospital. But then, I am a wimp.

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I had surgery on a Wednesday, and I had to drive 15 minutes each way on Friday since that was my day to sit with an elderly relative with Alzheimer's.

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