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posted by Alisha42
23 January 2022

Driving

Last reply: 3 months ago

Hi I had mascetomy and reconstruction 8 weeks ago but had to go back and have replacement boob done and lymnodes out when can I start driving feel ok and not on medication that cause me not to be able to drive

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commented by Cancer Nurse
26 January 2022

3 months ago

Hi Alisha42

Thank you for posting a message on our online community and hopefully you will hear from other ladies soon. I am sorry to read all that you have been through over the last few months. It must have been difficult having to have a second operation. It’s good you are feeling ok now and keen to get back driving and we wish you the very best with your recovery.

You can usually start to drive 3-4 weeks after your last operation but  Alisha you had 2 operations and reconstruction so we would advise you to ask your surgeon or breast care nurse. They will know the details of your operations. The main thing is that you can do an emergency stop and manage the gear stick. You will also need to check with your car insurance before driving regarding their policy on this.

We are all cancer nurses here on our support line and if we can be of any further help do not hesitate to phone us at 1800 200 700. We are here Mon- Friday 9-5pm and would very much like to support you at this time.

Kind regards

Cancer nurse.

commented by Cancer Nurse
26 January 2022

3 months ago

Hi Alisha42

Thank you for posting a message on our online community and hopefully you will hear from other ladies soon. I am sorry to read all that you have been through over the last few months. It must have been difficult having to have a second operation. It’s good you are feeling ok now and keen to get back driving and we wish you the very best with your recovery.

You can usually start to drive 3-4 weeks after your last operation but  Alisha you had 2 operations and reconstruction so we would advise you to ask your surgeon or breast care nurse. They will know the details of your operations. The main thing is that you can do an emergency stop and manage the gear stick. You will also need to check with your car insurance before driving regarding their policy on this.

We are all cancer nurses here on our support line and if we can be of any further help do not hesitate to phone us at 1800 200 700. We are here Mon- Friday 9-5pm and would very much like to support you at this time.

Kind regards

Cancer nurse.

commented by Ferntree
13 February 2022

3 months ago

Hello, I’m in a similar situation to you and feel nowhere ready to drive yet. As previous messages say - until you can do an emergency stop, best to leave it. I can’t see myself driving before summer time

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