Driving vs. Being a passenger...Ah!!! What's the real story??

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Hi Guys!! I have an impending hysterectomy (just don't have the date yet). All of this is all so overwhelming. The driving thing has been a relative surprise. I heard 4 weeks of no driving but, many of the ladies on theses boards are reporting some painful issues with regard to being in a car. Does it depend on the method of surgery?? Or is it just miserable because we are all ripped up on the inside? Thanks so much for any input!

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    I believe it depends on where you are and what kind of surgery you have. I was able to drive by day 7 as long as I wasnt on pain meds.

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    Hi there, yes 4 weeks is right, but, only then if you can safely do an emergency stop without any pain, I could have actually driven after the first week but was told that if I had an accident my insurance might not cover me so I had to wait, whichever way you have your or your insides are bruised quite considerably.

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    I had a full abdominal hysterectomy, i was unable to drive for 6 weeks and to be truthful i did not want to either.

    you have to be told you can drive again so your insurance is valid

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    no driving till yiu can do emergency stop without pain. I avoided any driving gir 8 weeks but 6 is fine.

    yiu do use stomach muscles when you drive so be careful.

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    WOW!! Thanks for all of the information guys. Who would have thought about the car insurance aspect of it all?!?!? Makes sense though. With young children needing to be taken here, there and everywhere...I have some logistics to be worked out for sure!

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