+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 31
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    17,993
    Thanks
    5,353
    Thanked
    9,044
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator - Thank you
    100 Posts in a week
    When I saw my Ob three weeks post op, he got me to stomp around a bit and that felt fine so I was good to go.
    I didn't have a car when my DS1 (I was in the city and DH and my older two were home on the farm) was in the nicu/scn and even if I did, the parking was non existent so I just used public transport.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    1,895
    Thanks
    947
    Thanked
    1,458
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thanks ladies
    I guess it's a bit early to drive on Monday as I'll be 1w5 days so I'll have to figure something out. I've been very active and feel pretty good after my surgery.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,544
    Thanks
    632
    Thanked
    471
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I was advised 6 weeks so stuck with that. But for me, there was no urgency to drive. ..was within walking distance for what I wanted/needed to do.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    701
    Thanks
    175
    Thanked
    192
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    10 days after both of mine. Felt more than ready. My ob said if I could stomp my foot on the ground I was ready. My c sections were planned - so recovery possibly faster than if emergency?

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Sunnybambino For This Useful Post:

    Reneeharry  (04-02-2016)

  6. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    5,392
    Thanks
    1,028
    Thanked
    3,499
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Reneeharry View Post
    Thanks ladies
    I guess it's a bit early to drive on Monday as I'll be 1w5 days so I'll have to figure something out. I've been very active and feel pretty good after my surgery.
    Are you seeing GP or anything before then? They can check wound and also check if you feel ok enough to?

  7. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    3,974
    Thanks
    1,595
    Thanked
    1,318
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I drove myself to the OB on day 5 to get my stitches out. He told me if I feel ready then I can drive. DD3 I didn't drive for a bit longer as I had no need to and DD4 I was back doing school drop off/pick up after about 10 days. If you feel you are right to drive, can handle the pressure in an emergency (eg slamming on the brakes), your doc said its ok and you've checked with your insurance company then go for it!

    Just on a side note - I rang my insurance company to check the policy and they said there was no such thing as a waiting period. I was with QBE at the time.

  8. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    4,305
    Thanks
    1,642
    Thanked
    2,318
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    With my 1st it was short trips 7 days out of necessity, then at 10 days 1.5 hours back from taking my mum to the airport. Wound-wise I was fine (auto car) but it made me soooo tired!

    With my 2nd I was driving a manual so made other arrangements for the first 3 weeks. After that it was driving as usual (country WA, 25km to the supermarket, 40km to weekly swimming and dance lessons for DD etc).

    Note that I think CS recovery is a living hell that i wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I do not cope well, but driving afterwards wasn't that bad.

  9. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,401
    Thanks
    628
    Thanked
    1,316
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger
    I can't quite remember, but it was probably around the 2 week mark. I felt fine.

    I also checked on the insurance thing (as others had mentioned it) and I couldn't find any reference to anything like that, so I have no idea where the information has come from.

  10. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    294
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    94
    Reviews
    0
    I just phoned my insurance they said it was fine unless dr had restricted me. Some insurances go by 'major surgery rule' which is 6 weeks.

  11. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    874
    Thanks
    191
    Thanked
    329
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    2 weeks. My OB said I could drive when I felt well enough. My insurance company said it was fine if the OB said it was so off I went


 

Similar Threads

  1. I'm driving myself insane need help!
    By J47 in forum First Trimester Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-01-2016, 12:18
  2. Driving school/driving instructor for overcoming phobia
    By heartstringz in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-04-2015, 15:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Baby MonitorsLooking to buy a baby monitor? :: Read viewer reviews of baby monitors BEFORE you buy :: Buy at a local or online Baby ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
IVF Babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017 #3pregnancy and babies through IVF
Going crazy TTCConception issues & ttc
Cleft lip and palatePregnancy Health Issues
Cleft lip and palatePregnancy & Birth General Chat
Cleft lip and palateConception & Fertility General Chat
House clothes/cleaning clothesGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›