Driving

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7 weeks post op tomorrow A&PhD repair, just been out for my first drive, hubby came with me in case I needed him to take over. It went fine and hubby not required.

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    It's ok driving anytime after the 6 week post op period but still take it easy because it's surprising just how much we use the pelvic floor muscles using the pedals but another hurdle over now.
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      Hi matron

      I'm 7 weeks post opp from rectocele now just wondered when can I start swimming again. Xxx

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      It's usually when your sutures have dissolved. Are you having a post op check with your consultant?
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      No I had a 6 week check up with the gp's. But she only looked on the outside and got me to cough.xxx
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      If you haven't got any discharge and you think your sutures have dissolved then usually about 10-12 weeks but you have to be careful about the leg movements.
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    Oh well done! it's such a relief when you can drive again isn't it? Even if you don't want/need to - just knowing you can is sometimes enough. Take it easy though - last week I drove about 20 miles and really felt it after.
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    Sorry for invading your discussion. I'm glad your back on the road. I don't drive yet but am going on am intense course in August. But hope all goes well and take it slowly.xxx
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    I had a rectocele repair and hysterectomy on 4/12/16 my Dr. cleared me to drive at 2 weeks post op, but I didn't start driving until week 5-6. It sounds as if your restrictions differ from mine and I was just interested in finding out what other restrictions you have since he said I have none! I do not want to mess up my repair! Thanks!

    Patty

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      It's the insurance companies more than consultants who stipulate the 6 week rule in a lot of cases that's why it's always sensible to check with them following any surgery. A consultant wouldn't pay for any damage to a car if you couldn't safely do an emergency stop.
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