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How long was it before you could stand straight after your Mommy Makeover?

  • Mrs Saggy
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 7 months ago

hey guys am now 13 days post op and nearly strait but not quite, know everyone is differnt but was  wondering if u could all tell me how long it took you to be able to stand strait please! Also how long till you were all driving? I want to try but am scared I may hurt myself.

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I was 2 weeks post-op when I first drove (even though I was off strong pain meds since 5 days post-op). I just wanted to wait until I felt like I could control my car better in case I had to react quickly. I had my husband with me the first couple of times I drove in case I needed to hand over the keys to him or something. As for standing straight, I was going into my 3rd week when I felt like I could finally do it.
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After my BR I took two weeks off driving. Didn't feel I would be able to react quick if needed.
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You can probably safely drive after 1 week and you're not on any meds. Keep a small pillow in the car and you can use that as a buffer between you and the seat belt. That helps. As for standing straight, sleep totally flat as soon as possible - the straighter you are, the less pressure on your lower back, and the faster you will recuperate. And try to walk around as much as possible.
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I had a BR I was comfortable driving after 2weeks. I just felt that earlier I would have not been able to do any fast movements with my arms in case I would have too. Wasn't pain which kept me from driving. The staying strait I will have to find out.... My TT is on September 10th if you know please let me know. Happy Healing
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I'm only 1 day post op...I can only imagine trying to stand straight for the first time...thx for asking I was wondering this myself....Here's to wishing you a speedy recovery....as I'm soo dizzy, nausious and sore
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Typically our patients are standing straight up after the first 5-7 days post-op. Patients can drive as long as they are not on pain medication and are comfortable driving, this is normally within the first week after surgery.
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