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    Does anyone know, after Gall Bladder removal....

    Hi, does anyone know how long it takes after open gall bladder removal to be able to drive. im due to have mine removed on the 23rd and trying to work out how i am going to get the kids to school .
    Thanks to anyone with advice.

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    took me 3-4 weeks

    Depends on the person, don't over strain yourself.

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    choc1969;6233941

    took me 3-4 weeks



    No way...........how long were you in hospital?

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    electriclinux;6233967

    Depends on the person, don't over strain yourself.



    Well its me lol so god knows what will happen x

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    tinkerbell28;6233977

    Also do check with your insurance as some policies require you get dr's … Also do check with your insurance as some policies require you get dr's approval before driving again:)



    I am beginning to think whether or not i want this operation......i have my pre op tomorrow so i will have plenty of questions to ask x

    tmcghee;6233970

    No way...........how long were you in hospital?



    day case but took ages to heal and was told not to drive for 2 weeks

    I went back to work after then but you don't realise how much you strain that part of the body, didn't help mates making me laugh

    tmcghee;6233983

    I am beginning to think whether or not i want this operation......i have … I am beginning to think whether or not i want this operation......i have my pre op tomorrow so i will have plenty of questions to ask x



    no have it, I suffered for ages before they realised I had pigmentation stones in my gall bladder :roll:

    couldn't eat apples or fatty foods

    little lap scars now

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    Mine is open surgery and not keyhole.....i have suffered since 2004, gradually getting worse....

    tmcghee;6234037

    Mine is open surgery and not keyhole.....i have suffered since 2004, … Mine is open surgery and not keyhole.....i have suffered since 2004, gradually getting worse....



    why open ?

    defo be off for a lot longer with that :?

    from NHS website

    Driving You can drive as soon as you can make an emergency … Driving You can drive as soon as you can make an emergency stop without discomfort in the wound. This will take one-to-two weeks.



    I must have been a wuss lol

    My friend had it removed.
    4 day later was driving a little ie 15/20 mins
    He said that the pain from key hole op was less than when gb flared up so a good deal

    Normally 6 weeks after open surgery and 2 weeks after keyhole.
    Is there a reason why you are having open surgery?
    Is it gall stones?

    At least it's gall bladder, not something like a ritual disembowelling. Now THAT takes some guts.

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone for advice, i have been for my pre op this morning and they said i can drive as soon as i feel capable of doing an emergency stop. They are going to try keyhole first but may need open, i will just have to wait and see.

    better idea why dont you walk or use public transport:oops:

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    alibali;6237709

    better idea why dont you walk or use public transport:oops:



    because we live too far from school to walk and we live on a new estate without a bus service

    Fluffykins;6235035

    At least it's gall bladder, not something like a ritual disembowelling. … At least it's gall bladder, not something like a ritual disembowelling. Now THAT takes some guts.



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