How long before I can drive?...or will feel like it?

  • nvrdull
  • utah
  • 3 years ago

Hey ladies (and a few gentlemen :) just soaking up all the info on this awesome forum...scheduled for THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9th! WOWZERS it's coming fast. Gotta get all my ducks in a row. So my question is, when will I be ok to drive? I've got 5 kiddso..3 in carpools for school. I will stay over night at the surgical center on Friday. I'll have my hubby Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, then he will be working back and forth from home/office. All my kids are in school so I'll be ok from 8:30-3:30. I've schedule carpool pick up for the first week but wondering if I will be able to manage driving on day 10? Also, we have a family vacation to Maui planned for October 18th. I've asked my PS numerous times if I will be ok to go and enjoy it. He has reassured me that it's plenty of time. I know I won't see bikini body results by then, but will you please reassure me that I will have great energy back by then. (and maybe be in a tankini...atleast) I know there will still be swelling, which I'm expecting...but I need my energy. Okay...2 questions in one, let the answering begin :) Thanks to everyone!

Comments (1)

It's coming right up! Very exciting. Here's what some doctors on RealSelf have to say about driving after abdominoplasty. As far as Maui goes, that's about 6 weeks post-op. You'll probably still be swollen, but will hopefully have quite a bit of energy by then, but still, you should set aside time to lie in the hammock (or on the lounge chair) and rest. Best of luck to you and please come back and let us know how it goes!