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hernanu

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Re: post op driving?
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2012, 05:25:29 PM »
Hernanu, does the ice pack help with the cramping that happens while driving(at least for me).  Hubby left town this past week and with 4 kids b/t 10 and 15, I was in car 6-8 hours/day and felt like crying.  I can walk 4 1/2 miles but driving 30 minutes puts me through the roof.  Left hip/now 5 weeks post-op.

Missed that, gnoble - the ice pack did help me all around, and it took a while to sit comfortably.
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imgetinold

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Re: post op driving?
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2012, 09:52:32 PM »
One more thing that might make a difference is the adjustability of the seats.  Our van has very little seat "tilt", so driving it is very uncomfortable.  My car's seat has a ton of adjustability, so I tilt the seat way back and it is perfect.  I look like I'm doing a.....what's that called when you lean way back while driving....gangsta lean (thank you urbandictionary.com).

Of course, my car is a stick - which I'm not supposed to drive - but I don't tilt my toe to the left when braking, so it's all good.  Don't tell Dr. Gross........
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Re: post op driving?
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2012, 03:32:07 AM »
Haha- I was just telling someone that I got the "Gangsta Lean" going on too. 
Hubby hates when I drive his truck cuz the seat is all jacked up when he gets back in.   hehehe  He's the one with the booming bass - he should just chill and enjoy the 'lean'   LOL 
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imgetinold

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Re: post op driving?
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2012, 11:32:37 AM »
Word.
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Re: post op driving?
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2012, 06:39:23 PM »
Waited almost one week to drive.  Car seat hurts though.
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hernanu

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Re: post op driving?
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2012, 11:45:54 AM »
Waited almost one week to drive.  Car seat hurts though.

One thing that might help is if you get a thin ice pack and sit on it. Again (described it earlier) I make my handy dandy amazing thin ice pack by:

  • Take a thin towel/wash cloth, wet and wring it so it has water in it
  • Get a zip lock bag (I used a 1/2 gallon)
  • fold the towel so it slips in flat.
  • zipper it closed, put into the refrigerator.
  • It freezes in about ten minutes.

I use this for everything, but in particular early on, it fits under your leg on the couch (use another towel on the couch to avoid moisture problems), and it is very thin, so it gives you the benefits of ice covering a reasonably large area uniformly for about ten minutes.

I used it during driving, improvised for longer drives with a small ice box and two or three. Anyways, it gives you icing support without any bulkiness to make you uncomfortable.

It also is easy to deal with, since you never have to add water again. I'm at 17 months and 14 months now, I've used these throughout and never added water. The time of melting is also good, since it melts within the time to avoid any frostbite issues.

Hope that helps.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 11:47:41 AM by hernanu »
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: post op driving?
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2012, 01:56:07 AM »
I started driving at three weeks....only issue I had at first was the seatbelt latchbox rubbed accross my incission.
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