Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..
I was off 2 weeks from driving. I would have been cleared once I was done taken the Vicodin but I also had issues with my blood pressure dropping that caused me to get incredibly dizzy and faint..
It really depends on you, how you feel, and make sure that the pain killers are out your system...
I was told as soon as I felt comfortable enough to drive.. or if you could comfortably turn and look out the back window over your right shoulder. I was driving within a few days, and off drugs, of course. :).
I could drive a week later but was never on narcotics. I did notice I drove slower than I usually did so maybe this.
Helps lead foot too...lol..
I had my.
On a Tuesday and drove to work on Monday. Only worked 2 hours a day, but was good with driving. Good luck with your.
And your new journey..
Doc said to wait 2 weeks, but I went back to work in 8 days after.
...so I drove, no problems...
Your dr will probalby tell you when you are off the pain meds. I had.
In the hospital (was there 5 days which is standard for my dr) and it kickeed my butt, once I was home I had no pain meds, but it was about 2 weeks after.
When I first drove...
My doc said I can drive anytime after I am off my pain meds. Just make sure you aren't dizzy and move enough to twist and look out your windows...
I asked that questions yesterday and they told me once I have out my staples witch will be one to two weeks after.
Oh I could drive alright just wasn't safe while on the meds, I needed a big sign on the back of my truck the said "keep away on some serious pain meds"!..
How long after.
Were you able to drive any distance all of you in post-op land? When your 2-day hospital stay was over, how much time did it take before you could stand some time behind the wheel?.
Just curious. My.
Date was just moved up one day and the ability to drive some distance, once discharged from the hospital, would be a help. So, any advice out there would be appreciated..
I didn't take any pain meds after the first night I was home (day 3 postop) and I drove the next day (day 4) because I was told I could as soon as I was off the vicodin...
On a Friday, home on Saturday, driving on Tuesday. My dr said 24 hours after my last pain pill. Last pain pill was Sunday, but I didn't go anywhere on Monday..
I had my.
On a Tuesday... released from Hospital on Thursday and drove to work on Monday. I have a 50+ mile drive to work each day and it was no problem.... I was not on any pain meds at the time... I was fortunate and did n't need any..
Good luck with your procedure...
Yes it took about a month as the healing went then I drove again..
I had a full bypass (gastric).
And everyone is different on tolerance to pain so you would wait to see on that if you take the meds or not..
Good luck and blessings on your journey. _..
My doctor also cleared me to drive once I was off the pain pills, but I had to cancel the.
We had planned for 5 weeks after the.
Because it involved 12 hours of riding in a car and the dr. was concerned about blood clots..
One week for me. The hardest part was that my left shoulder & neck were still very sore, so looking over my shoulder was not easy...
My doc said I could drive once my JP drain came out (1 week post op) and I was no longer taking pain meds. I took my last one on the way to get that drain out. I hadn't been taking them since I was home, but I have seen those things come out before and I knew it was gonna hurt, so I wanted some pain meds on board for the pulling out. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting it to be..