Flying longhaul 7 weeks post hysterectomy and a&p repair

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hello - I'm due to fly 12 hours 7 weeks post hysterectomy and a&p repair. Is this realistic? I know I will need to get help with luggage but would you have felt well enough to travel after similar surgeries?

it will be my second a&p repair and I think I would have struggled first time round but I had an infection 

thanks in advance 

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    You would have to check your medical insurance covers you . Don't forget you need be moving around frequently . I personally would ask the doctor x

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    Will you be travelling alone? Personally I could not have coped at 7 weeks following an AR & hysterectomy.

    We are all different but I would consult your doctor beforehand, have you had your post-op check? 

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    Hi,

    First of all, no two patients have identical recovery times or the same level of post op pain/discomfort so it's virtually impossible to give a 100% accurate response.

    I had exactly the same operation as you in early Feb.2016. I booked a holiday in Europe for mid April and it was fine, but only a 2 hour flight. My husband and I decided it was better to put a case in the hold rather than struggle onboard with cabin baggage.

    You haven't said if you are flying alone or not. I certainly wouldn't recommend flying alone and relying on other passengers helping out! If you have a partner/ friend it would be more feasible.

    Also, as Julie said, it's vital you check with your travel insurer.

    Good luck if you decide to go ahead! But do take it easy. A broken arm or leg can be seen by others but internal repairs are invisible.

    Carol X

     

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    Only your Surgeon can advise on this. If traveling alone, I'm not too sure who you expect will help with luggage? Only you yourself know how you feel along the recovery route. Everybody is different due to age; degree of repairs; and dozens of other factors. I don't think insurance would cover you but again that depends on your insurer and what country you live in. 

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    Thank you all for your replies. I will be travelling with colleagues so I should have help with luggage. I hadn't considered travel insurance, and I already have to get specialist cover due to other conditions so that may well put an end to it. I will investigate.

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    I am at exactly the same point but flying medium haul (5 hours) at 7 weeks post op anterior/posterior repair and bag hysterectomy - I told my insurance company about the op before I had it and they made s note but no extra premium, they also had no qualms about it. My surgeon was also fine just said rememyto mice legs about and get up and walk a bit when I can (won't be way on EasyJet methinks lol). Think we need to just relax and look forward to it - have a lovely holiday x

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    Yes Im currently 6 weeks post op, go on holiday in just over a week. What about you?
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