Reply To: Post-Op Recovery: What to Expect
This is eye-opening. Spoke with Dr Grischkan who said I can get on the road (someone else driving) an hour after surgery, which is only 25 minutes. I have a 9-hr drive from Cleveland. He said I’d be doing great in 2 days and that some of his patients (weight lifters) are back in the gym pumping iron in 3-4 days.
I had an IH repair (mesh, open surgery) years ago and it took a few weeks to bounce back, with first 4-5 days being pretty painful getting out of bed.
You didn’t travel for 5 days after surgery?
I don’t relish the thought of getting in a car an hour after surgery and driving back 9 hrs with ice packs. And since my wife cannot get off work (nor can she drive 9 hrs for health reasons), I’ll need a friend to drive me, but he can’t take off more than 2 days of work.